Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 37 mins

Aunt Lucy always had some "specialities" for you to taste, even when you just popped in on her for a visit. I wondered how it was never a fuss or bother to her? I popped in often; oooooo'd and ahhhhhhh'd and she'd give me her recipe. I tried it and you know! it isn't that bothersome and so, when you want something it is, cream puffs a la "Aunt Lucy"!


  1. In a medium size sauce pan, bring water to boil.
  2. Add melted butter and reheat to boiling point.
  3. Add flour, stirring rapidly.
  4. By the time the flour has absorbed the liquid, the batter should leave the sides of the pan when stirred.
  5. Remove from the heat immediately.
  6. Briskly beat one egg at a time until all four eggs have been incorporated into the batter completely.
  7. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon full of the batter onto a well-greased cookie sheet; allowing 1-inch clearance all around each spoonful.
  8. If you are making large puffs 1 tablespoon of batter, allow 2 to 3-inches between each spoonful.
  9. Preheat oven to 400 degrees; and bake for 5-7 minutes.
  10. Reduce the heat to 200 degrees; and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. They should be a nice golden brown in color.
  12. Makes 72 small or 16 large cream puffs.
  13. Cool.
  14. Split horizontally and fill with your favorite filling.
  15. For a dessert, fill with pudding or cream or custard,dust with Confectionery sugar or drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
  16. For an appetizer or dinner party, fill with ham salad, egg salad, chicken or your favorite savory filling.
  17. Very versatile and they freeze unfilled, very well.


Most Helpful

This is a great recipe when there are lots of mouths to feed! I have 7 children and they loved these and there was more than enough to go around.

Busy Mom Of 7 April 17, 2002

Excellent tasting recipe....must beat very very well after each egg to get the right outcome as I have learned, thank you gingerbee for all your tips, great recipe.....will definitely make again, I filled with dulce de leche cream and yum!!!! Anne :-)

GRECORICAN September 15, 2008

Simple to make, I've never made them before, and they turned out ok. Could be a little sweater since I was stuffing them with boston creme, but a good freezable puff that can be filled with anything!

anie_lovelylady_03 May 31, 2010

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