Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins

My Mother used to make these eclairs all the time. They are always a hit!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, combine butter and water.
  2. Bring to a rapid boil, stirring until the butter melts.
  3. Reduce heat to low; add flour and salt.
  4. Stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a stiff ball.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. With a tablespoon or a pastry tube fitted with a No. 10 or larger tip, spoon or pipe dough into 4-in.-long x 1-1/2-in.-wide strips on a greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to 325°; bake 20 minutes longer.
  10. Cool on a wire rack.
  11. For filling, combine pudding mix and milk; mix according to package directions.
  12. In another bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  13. Beat in sugar and vanilla; fold into pudding.
  14. Fill cooled shells. (Chill remaining pudding for another use.)
  15. For icing, melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
  16. Stir in sugar.
  17. Add hot water until icing is smooth and reaches desired consistency.
  18. Cool slightly.
  19. Spread over eclairs.
  20. Chill until serving.
Most Helpful

Made these eclairs for a family dinner and they were loved by all. I made them slightly smaller and got 15 shells. Recipe is technically easy with great directions. I will be making these often.

940288 November 06, 2012

this was the first time I made eclairs. It was easy, but I recommend piping the dough on to the cookie sheet. I also made them smaller. I put the icing in a freezer bag, cut a small corner off and did cute designs on top. Everyone thought I bought them.

lookebills September 15, 2007

These were so amazing. I made them when we had some friends over and they each had 3! They are so much better than any other eclair I have ever had. The filling was the best part! Thanks!

hannah234 August 23, 2007