Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cream Puffs in a Pan

This dessert was what I made for Easter dinner (am I the only blogger still rehashing Easter?  we had Easter leftovers for supper tonight).

It's called Chocolate Eclair Dessert.  It's a fabulous crust like a cream puff, with gooey goodness spread on top.  I followed the recipe, but I want to try other combinations, especially when the summer fruit comes in.  Lemon curd, strawberries, and whipped cream would be fantastic.

This recipe is pretty close to what I made, except that I used vanilla pudding and I spread my crust-thing in a 10x15 jelly-roll pan.  I also pressed down the bubbles when I took the crust from the oven.

Now that I know how the recipe works, I can substitute thick homemade pudding and real whipped cream for the commercial stuff.  I would also prefer a real chocolate ganache to the icing.

I think I'm going to rename this Cream Puffs in a Pan or Pan Eclairs - to make it sound fabulous, as well as to distinguish it from my beloved Eclair Dessert.


  1. Help me up. I'm passing out from just thinking of the sweet goodness of your cream puff dessert. Can I pop in for some? Rehash Easter all you want, friend! :-)

  2. Yummy,yummy.. This is fantastic looking.. enjoy.. Thanks for sharing .

  3. Dude, I'm totally going to make this.

  4. I really, really love "gooey desserts" and this is killing me. It looks fantastic. I'm trying very hard to think of a time that will necessitate such a dessert--maybe our next church potluck, but only if I am first in line at the dessert table.


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