Cream Puff Pie Recipe

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Alvin Published: January 12, 2021 Modified: June 16, 2021
Cream Puff Pie Recipe

How To Make Cream Puff Pie

This rich cream puff pie is also called cream puff cake or eclair cake. Made with an eclair style crust and finished with a velvety vanilla pudding.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



  • ½cupwater
  • ¼cupbutter
  • tspsalt
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • 2large eggs
  • ½cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • 1cupmilk,preferably whole or 2%
  • 5ozinstant vanilla,or white chocolate pudding mix
  • ¾cupheavy cream
  • 3tbspgranulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Generously butter a 9-inch pie dish, set aside. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water, butter and salt to a boil.

  2. Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce heat to low and stir in flour. Cook, stirring constantly until mixture comes together forming a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan.

  3. Remove from heat and while stirring, add in eggs one at a time mixing until well combined after each addition.

  4. Using buttered hands, spread the mixture into an even layer over the bottom and halfway up the sides of the pie dish.

  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes until golden brown. Cool pie shell completely.

  6. Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate sauce by combining semi-sweet chocolate chips and ½ cup heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl.

  7. Microwave chocolate mixture on 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until melted and smooth.

  8. Cool completely. Chill it in the fridge while the pie shell bakes and cools then reheat it slightly in the microwave on high power in 5-second intervals, stirring after each interval until desired consistency is reached.

  9. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 1 cup heavy cream, milk, and pudding mix for about 3 minutes until the mixture has thickened.

  10. Spread pastry cream into an even layer over cooled puff pastry pie shell.

  11. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer, whip ¾ cup heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add in granulated sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Spread sweetened whipped cream evenly over pastry cream layer.

  12. Cut pie into slices and drizzle each slice with cooled chocolate sauce. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

This pie is best served the day prepared. Also note, the sweetened whipped cream will begin to separate after about 3 hours so plan accordingly. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.


  • Calories: 374.23kcal
  • Fat: 28.83g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.26g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.58g
  • Fiber: 0.68g
  • Sugar: 13.03g
  • Protein: 4.19g
  • Cholesterol: 125.20mg
  • Sodium: 77.60mg
  • Calcium: 75.02mg
  • Potassium: 146.85mg
  • Iron: 0.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 286.13µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.32mg
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