Strawberry State Fair Cream Puffs

5 from 1 vote

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A close up of strawberry cream puffs
It isn’t State Fair time yet but does that mean we can’t put together some treats who bear the name of that once-a-year event?
No, I say!  Today was a mostly wet, mostly cloudy and mostly misty Saturday with an hour or so of soft, warm sunshine late in the afternoon.  Catching my breath from the preceding week and allowing my shoulders to sag slighly, this semi-inclement weather posed no inconvenience or disappointment to me.
While the boys, Ellie, and my partner sauntered about the house and yard doing odds and ends, I was content to occupy myself in the kitchen with a good connection to spotify and a new-to-me recipe.

A plate of strawberry cream puffs

Strawberry State Fair Cream Puffs

We are in the midst of our summer here in Wisconsin and our clan,  like most of your families, is knee-deep in the season rituals for which we wait months and months to partake – summer camp, baseball, gardening, and if we are lucky, maybe a short road trip or brief vacation with those we love most.

A saucepan with a melting stick of butter
A mixing bowl full of batter
A baking sheet with unbaked dough on it

This morning, two very exhausted and sun-kissed cub scouts returned to our home after a few days of camping in the wild.  We welcomed them home with some of these beauties and then later in the evening convened for a viewing of The Phantom of the Opera.  In between it all there was some golf, an excellent family brunch, and a brief hello to a wonderful friend of ours.

A plate of strawberry cream puffs

These cream puffs were a great compliment to the day – but in all fairness, I can’t think of any type of day to which they would not add virtue.  I’m not sure if it was having Joe and Isaiah back home, the leisurely and pressure-free Saturday, or these cream puffs that made it a wonderful Saturday.  I suppose that any of these conditions by themselves would give reason to be happy.  To have all three and countless others that transpired throughout the day, well, that’s just livin’ the dream.

A platter of strawberry cream puffs with fresh strawberries
A closeup of a strawberry dessert A closeup of food on a plate with strawberries
A round platter of creampuffs

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Strawberry State Fair Cream Puffs

5 from 1 vote
inspired by Ruth Jungbluth via Taste of Home
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Yield: 12 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Over medium heat, bring water, butter, and salt to boil, in a large sauce pan. Add flour all at once and stir into a smooth ball. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, and beat after each egg. Continue to beat until smooth and shiny. Prepare cookie sheet with a non-stick coating. Drop mixture by 1/4 measurements onto cookie sheet. Combine milk and egg yolk and brush over each puff. Place in oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Upon removal of oven, cut slit in each puff to allow steam to escape and place on wire rack to cool.
  • Finely chop a handful of strawberries in small bowl. In separate large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar, vanilla and chopped strawberries and beat until almost stiff. Split puffs, discard soft centers, and fill with cream. Garnish with strawberries and dust with additional confectioners' sugar. This recipe makes about 10 cream puffs.


Calories: 325kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 146mg, Sodium: 155mg, Potassium: 182mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 930IU, Vitamin C: 47mg, Calcium: 54mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Summer
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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