Almond Cream Puff Ring

Recipe by BonnieZ
READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In medium saucepan over high heat, heat 1 cup of water with 1/2 cup of butter until mixture boils.
  • Turn heat to low and add 1 cup of sifted flour and 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Stir vigorously over low heat until dough leaves the side of the pan in a smooth compact ball about 1 minute.
  • Quickly transfer dough to a large bowl and with electric mixer at medium speed, beat in 4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Continue beating until dough is smooth and satiny.
  • On lightly floured cookie sheet, using a dinner plate as a guide, trace a circle.
  • Drop heaping measuring tablespoons full of dough just inside the circle to form a ring, making sure each dropful touches the one next to it (this is what will hold your ring together once baked).
  • Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown and firm.
  • Turn oven heat off and allow puff ring to rest in the oven 15 minutes.
  • Then place on a rack to cool way from any draft.
  • Once cool, CAREFULLY cut ring in half and remove soft interior with a spoon and discard, leaving the hollowed shell.
  • Combine pudding mix and 1 1/4 cups milk in medium bowl and mix for 3 minutes, then refrigerate 30 minutes until set.
  • Remove pudding from frige and gradually fold in the whipped cream and almond extract.
  • Fill bottom shell with pudding mixture and set top shell in place.
  • In double boiler, over hot (not boiling) water, melt the chocolate chips with 1 tbsp of butter, 1 1/2 tsp milk and 1 1/2 tsp corn syrup until smooth.
  • Spread on top of cream puff ring and immediately sprinkle with the toasted sliced almonds so they adhere to the chocolate then refrigerate.
  • To serve, slice the ring into individual cream puff portions& enjoy.