Cream Puff Pie

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  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs


  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • Chocolate sauce and/or fresh strawberries/raspberries


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Crust: In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until smooth ball forms. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Continue stirring vigorously until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Spread in the bottom and halfway up the sides of a well greased 9-inch pie plate.
  3. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  4. Cool completely.
  5. Filling: Combine sugar, flour and salt in the top of a double boiler. Stir in eggs and milk until smooth. Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract. Cool.
  6. Fold in 1 cup whipped cream. Pour into crust. Top with remaining whipped cream.
  7. Chill for 2 hours.
  8. Garnish with chocolate sauce and/or raspberries.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

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