Light and Airy Lemon Cream Puffs

Light, airy and bursting with citrusy flavor, Lemon Cream Puffs are the perfect springtime dessert or brunch treat.

Each delicate pastry shell is filled with a luscious lemon cream filling, creating a dessert that’s both indulgent and refreshing.

With their crisp outer layer and creamy, tangy filling, these lemon cream puffs are the perfect treat for any occasion, from a summer picnic to an elegant dinner party.

And the best part? They’re surprisingly easy to make, so even novice bakers can impress their friends and family with this sweet, zesty treat.

Be sure to check out our other dessert recipes, too!

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Light, airy and bursting with citrusy flavor, Lemon Cream Puffs are the perfect springtime dessert or brunch treat.
Each delicate pastry shell is filled with a luscious lemon cream filling, creating a dessert that's both indulgent and refreshing.

The Origin of Cream Puffs

Lemon cream puffs are a delicious pastry that has been enjoyed for many years.

The origin of cream puffs can be traced back to the Renaissance period in France, where they were first made by a chef named Pantanelli.

These early cream puffs were filled with a sweet cream filling and were called “choux à la crème.”

Over time, variations of the cream puff recipe were created, including the addition of different flavors to the filling.

Today, there are many variations of the lemon cream puff recipe, with some chefs adding additional ingredients such as fresh berries or whipped cream to the filling to create a more complex flavor profile.

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The history of lemon cream puffs is a testament to the creativity and innovation of pastry chefs throughout the ages, and their enduring popularity is a testament to their deliciousness.

Even More Lemon Recipes!

Craving even more lemon tartness with sweet?

Glazed Lemon Cookies are soft and chewy with a tangy lemon flavor that’s complemented by a sweet glaze.

Quick and easy to make, these Easy Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar.

Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit perfectly combines the tangy, zesty flavor of fresh lemons with the creamy, rich taste of cheesecake.

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Jump into happy, sunny days with this lemon cookies recipe  – the perfect combo of sweet and slight zing that will wake up and delight your taste buds.

Lemon Cream Puffs Recipe cooling on rack

Lemon Cream Puffs

A special thanks for this recipe from Culinary.net.

Lemon Cream Puffs Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Eggs

Lemon Filling:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
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Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil.

Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms.

Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2: Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth.

Step 3: Line parchment paper. Brush water over parchment paper.

Fill piping bags with pastry dough and pipe circle swirls 3 inches apart.

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Step 4: Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.

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Step 5: For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine beaten egg, sugar, lemon juice and butter.

Slowly cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Step 6: Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate until partially set.

Whisk again to make sure ingredients are mixed well.

Step 7: In a large bowl, beat whipped cream and sugar until stiff peaks form; fold in lemon mixture.

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Step 8: Fill pastry bag with lemon filling.

Split pastry puffs.

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Pipe lemon filling onto pastry bottoms, replace pastry tops. Dust with powdered sugar.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.

Lemon Cream Puffs Recipe

Lemon Cream Puffs Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Light, airy and bursting with citrusy flavor, Lemon Cream Puffs are the perfect springtime dessert or brunch treat. Each delicate pastry shell is filled with a luscious lemon cream filling, creating a dessert that's both indulgent and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Eggs

Lemon Filling

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Powdered Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once, stirring until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush water over parchment paper. Fill piping bags with pastry dough and pipe circle swirls 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
  5. For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, combine beaten egg, sugar, lemon juice and butter. Slowly cook and stir over medium heat until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Transfer to a small bowl; refrigerate until partially set. Whisk again to make sure ingredients are mixed well.
  7. In a large bowl, beat whipped cream and sugar until stiff peaks form; fold in lemon mixture.
  8. Fill pastry bag with lemon filling. Split pastry puffs. Pipe lemon filling onto pastry bottoms, replace pastry tops. Dust with powdered sugar.

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