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Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs

Chocolate Orange Cream Puffs

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Ingredients

Orange Puffs

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Powdered sugar

Chocolate Cream Filling

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Dash salt

Instructions

  1. Orange Puffs: Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease baking sheet.
  2. Combine water, butter, orange peel in small saucepan; heat over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Add flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture holds together and leaves side of pan and forms a ball. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Mixture should be smooth and satiny. Drop dough by level measuring tablespoonsful, 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet, making 16 mounds.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F; bake for 10 additional minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Remove puffs to wire rack cool completely.
  6. With serrated knife, cut each puff in half horizontally. Spoon about 1 heaping measuring tablespoon of Chocolate Filling onto bottom of each puff. Replace top. Dust with powdered sugar.
  7. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve.
  8. Chocolate Cream Filling: Melt morsels and orange juice in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl; cool for 10 minutes.
  9. Beat cream, powdered sugar and salt in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into cooled chocolate mixture.

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Yield: 16 cream puffs

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Nestlé® and meals.com