Lemon Whipped Cream Filled Easy Cream Puffs are light, airy and look spectacular but are oh so easy to make. There are only five ingredients in the pastry puffs and just three in the filling! This recipe uses real ingredients: butter, eggs and whipping cream.
Just when we thought spring might have finally sprung in New Hampshire, we’re back to the freezing temps here. Yesterday we had white stuff falling from the sky to the tune of two feet!!! And now I’m back to shivering and living in my sheepskin boots. Winter won’t last forever, thank goodness. I’m already dreaming of planting my herb garden and fresh tomatoes. Can’t wait!
These Lemon Whipped Cream Filled Easy Cream Puffs are the perfect spring and summer dessert and make a beautiful presentation for baby and wedding showers. I recently shared the recipe for Lemon Cream made with lemon curd and fresh whipped cream, and that’s the delicious filling in these cream puffs.
If the cream puff pastry intimidates you, please keep reading. Seriously, it’s not hard at! (Would I lie to you?) There are only five ingredients in the cream puff shells.
Just boil butter and water together on the stovetop, then stir in the flour and salt. Then add the eggs, one at a time. That’s it!
With a cookie scoop, drop dough by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden – like this. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Split the hot pastry shells in half, and scoop out any remaining soft dough inside. Cool on a wire rack. (They crisp up as they cool.)
There are just three ingredients in the lemon cream filling: whipping cream, lemon curd and lemon zest. Whip the whipping cream ’til soft peaks form, then gently fold in the lemon curd and zest.
Use store bought lemon curd or my favorite recipe here. It couldn’t be simpler.
Fill your golden cream puffs with this delicious lemon curd whipped cream filling and grab one while you can! These Lemon Whipped Cream Filled Easy Cream Puffs disappear fast.
Lemon Curd Whipped-Cream Filled Easy Cream Puffs
Lemon Cream Filling
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup lemon curd store bought or homemade
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
Cream Puff Shells
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 eggs
- Optional: powdered sugar to dust cream puffs
- In medium mixing bowl, whip heavy whipping cream until soft peaks form.
- Gently stir in lemon curd and lemon zest.
- Set aside lemon cream and chill in refrigerator.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Boil together the water and butter in a medium sauce pan.
- Stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 cup flour until ball forms.
- Remove from heat.
- Add in eggs one at a time, mixing throughly by hand after each.
- (I use a wooden spoon or my King Arthur bread dough whisk.)
- Drop by tablespoonfuls, 3" apart, onto a lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400° for 30 minutes minutes or until puffed and golden brown.
- Split cream puffs apart (I used a fork) while hot and remove any soft dough that may be inside.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- Fill pastry puffs with lemon cream filling.
- Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate.
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I’ve always wanted to try making cream puffs!
Karla @SmallTownRambler says
Allie, these look so delicious and easy to make! I am wild about anything with lemon. Thanks for sharing! The weather has been similar here in Virginia. I’m ready for spring weather to be here now that it’s SPRING! I had a good laugh over the picture you shared on your Facebook page yesterday with the flip-flop ice skates…too funny!
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
Just looking at those gorgeous things makes me want to go to a wedding or baby shower!
Aunt Pinkie says
They look gorgeous! We’ve had the same frustration in PA- weather chilly and not at all what spring should be! At least no more snow!:) Look forward to making the cream puffs-yum!
Oh my goodness, these look absolutely amazing! I haven’t made cream puffs in way too long. I need to try these!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Delicious lemon filling makes it the perfect spring dessert. Love how delicious and wonderful they look. Great recipe and amazing presentation. Love your setup.
You are so right — cream puffs ARE a cinch to make! It’s such fun to be able to do something so easy that looks — and tastes — every bit as good as anything at a bakery! However, even if I should never make another cream puff (not likely…) I LOVE your idea for that garnish: using a luscious red strawberry cut into a fan! Just bought some big beauties, and will enjoy practicing making that lovely garnish! Your pictures are to die for!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
We woke up to it snowing today! These cream puffs look like the perfect thing to enjoy while dreaming of the warm weather that will eventually arrive!
Shashi @RunninSrilankan says
Allie, when you said there was white stuff falling from the sky, I shuddered, but then my foodfuelledbrain, suggested what if said white stuff was actually mini versions of these puffs! Ooh it would be a puff wonderland for me… that’s probably the only way I’d be happy being surrounded by white stuff or rather brownish whitish stuff 🙂
Seriously, these are fantastic my friend! Adorablw and seriously DECADENT!
Allison - Celebrating Sweets says
Drooling over here! I love all things lemon, especially this time of year. I must try these!
Dear Allie, these are just bursting with flavor! I love the lemon curd in the filling…such a delightful Spring touch. These look perfect. I would love to have one right now. xo, Catherine
Susie Mandel says
I hope for a non professional like me, these are as “easy” for me as they are for you, as I love anything lemon. 🙂
Danae @ Recipe Runner says
I have a weakness for cream puffs. I love how you can pop them in your mouth in one bite, it’s kind of dangerous how easy it is. The lemon cream filling is perfection!
[email protected] Beyond Frosting says
Cream puffs were my favorite dessert as a child!
I love anything lemon, these look delicious !
[email protected] Faith Fitness says
Allie, your cream puffs look amazing!! Perfect with the lemon 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
I love two things about these cream puffs….real ingredients and easy! Okay, maybe I love three things….totally yummy!
Louise Achor says
They look great!
Karen (Back Road Journal) says
I love all things lemon and your dessert looks fantastic. BTW, we had six friends visiting from New Hampshire over the weekend that were supposed to fly home on Monday. All flights were cancelled and they were told it could take four days to get them on a plane. They rented a van and drove home. Now they are back with a nice suntan. 🙂
Dusty Storrer says
Hi Allie, fyi I made these last night and they came out good. I noticed you have salt listed as an ingredient but not in the directions so I didn’t add any – only noticing I had the salt on the counter but didn’t use any. haha. thank you!
Hey thanks Dusty, glad they turned out well. I love these little cream puffs. Yes I should have had the salt listed to go in along with the flour. So I just went into the recipe and fixed that, and many thanks for the heads up. So glad you dropped by, have a super week! Hope it’s spring where you are. (It isn’t here.)
Tes petits choux Allie sont superbes,avec de la crème aux citrons j’adore! belle journée bisous! Brigitte