Cream Puff Fillings

I have told how to make the cream puffs, but you need to put a filling inside of them to make them tasty.

The filling possibilities fall into two categories, savory or sweet.

Savory fillings in small cream puffs make very good appetizers or light snacks.

Here are a several ideas:

  • Flavored cream cheese
  • Cream cheese and olives
  • Cucumber Salad
  • Chicken Salad
  • Crab Salad
  • Shrimp Salad
  • Pimento Cheese Salad
  • Ham Salad

Here is how I make ham salad (a quasi recipe):

Sweet filling ideas are just as plentiful:

  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Whipped Cream
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Fruit Preserves
  • Custard
  • Bavarian Cream
  • Pastry Cream

Here is the cream filling I used and really liked.  I came up with the idea on my own to try and replicate Schmidt’s real cream filling.  I found some similar versions on the Internet after the fact. 

Even though it came close, it was not the same as Schmidt’s but was extremely good any way.

You can also make a similar pastry cream from scratch. I will include that recipe at a later date. If you would like it now just contact me or leave a comment.

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  1. Thanks for this! I was looking for savory ideas for my cream puffs!


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