• 50 Minutes Prep2 Hours Total
  • 12 Servings
  • 260 Calories per Serving
Tender puffs filled with cool custard are a timeless dessert that never goes out of style.

Ingredient List


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter or stick margarine
  • 1 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 4 whole eggs


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate topping


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In 2 1/2-quart saucepan, heat water and 1/2 cup butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour. Reduce heat to low; stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat.
  2. Beat in eggs, all at once, with spoon. Continue beating until smooth. Drop dough by level tablespoonfuls about 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets to make 36 profiteroles.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool away from draft, about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually stir in half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Gradually stir at least half of the hot mixture into egg yolks, then stir back into hot mixture in saucepan. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons butter and the vanilla.
  5. Pour filling into bowl. Press plastic wrap on filling to prevent a tough layer from forming on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until cool.
  6. Cut puffs horizontally in half. Fill puffs with filling; replace tops. Sift powdered sugar over tops. Cover; refrigerate until serving. Serve drizzled with chocolate topping. Store remaining profiteroles covered in refrigerator.


  • For a change of pace, fill the puffs with vanilla or chocolate ice cream instead of the custard filling.
  • When making the puffs, add the flour all at once and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 17g 26%, Saturated Fat 10g 49%, Cholesterol 145mg 48%, Sodium 135mg 6%, Potassium 105mg 3%, Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 10%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 6%, Vitamin D 6%, Vitamin E 4%, Thiamin 8%, Riboflavin 15%, Niacin 4%, Vitamin B6 2%, Folic Acid 6%, Vitamin B12 6%, Pantothenic Acid 4%, Phosphorus 10%, Magnesium 4%, Zinc 4%, Selenium 15%, Copper 4%, Manganese 6%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 260, Calories from Fat 150, Trans Fat 1/2g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 11g, Protein 5g, Beta-Carotene 2%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 1 1/2, Starch 1, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 1/2, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 3 1/2, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 1oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 2tsp