Sfinge Di San Giuseppe - St. Joseph's Day Cream Puffs

Recipe by mollypaul

A traditional Sicilian treat in honor of St. Joseph and served on his day, March 19. Posted from the Festa di San Guiseppe-NYC in response to a recipe request.

Top Review by Boeair

I just made them and they came and taste great. The texture is also nice and crisp and light at the same time. I used light ricotta filling with sugar, vanilla, and chocolate chips. I topped the filling with half a cherry.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Puff pastry shell: Combine first five ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook, stirring constantly until the dough leaves the side of the pan and starts to form a ball.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  5. Add the grated orange& lemon peel.
  6. Drop by tablespoon on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F.
  9. for another 25 minutes.
  10. Cream Filling: Stir the filling ingredients together until smooth.
  11. When the puffs have cooled, cut a small slice off the top.
  12. Fill puffs and replace the small slice on top of filling.
  13. Enjoy.

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