Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs

Chocolate-Orange Cream Puffs

Prep:
25 mins
Cooking:
20 mins
Level:
Intermediate
Cooling:
60 mins
Yields:
16 cream puffs

Ingredients

  • ORANGE PUFFS
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Powdered sugar
  • CHOCOLATE CREAM FILLING
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Dash salt

Directions

FOR ORANGE PUFFS:
PREHEAT
oven to 400° F. Lightly grease baking sheet.

COMBINE water, butter, orange peel in small saucepan; heat over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Remove from heat. Add flour all at once and stir vigorously until mixture holds together and leaves side of pan and forms a ball. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Mixture should be smooth and satiny. Drop dough by level measuring tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet, making 16 mounds.

BAKE for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F; bake for 10 additional minutes or until golden brown. Remove puffs to wire rack cool completely. With serrated knife, cut each puff in half horizontally. Spoon about 1 heaping measuring tablespoon of Chocolate Filling onto bottom of each puff. Replace top. Dust with powdered sugar. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until ready to serve.

FOR CHOCOLATE CREAM FILLING:
MELT
morsels and orange juice in small, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring until morsels are melted and mixture is smooth. Transfer mixture to large bowl; cool for 10 minutes. Beat cream, powdered sugar and salt in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into cooled chocolate mixture.

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