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Lemon Custard-Cream Puff Tree

02:15:00 17 servings, 1 cream puff (59 g) each
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17 servings, 1 cream puff (59 g) each

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  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Bring 1 cup water, butter and 1 tsp. granulated sugar to boil in medium saucepan. Add flour; cook and stir on medium heat 3 min. or until mixture forms ball. Transfer to large bowl. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating with mixer after each until blended. Spoon into freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; cut 1 corner off bottom of bag. Use to squeeze dough into 17 (1-1/2-inch) mounds on baking sheet.
  • Bake 45 min., reducing oven temperature to 350ºF after 20 min. Turn oven off; open door slightly. Let cream puffs stand in oven 15 min. Remove from oven; cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, bring remaining granulated sugar and water to boil in medium saucepan; cook 8 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add dry jelly powders; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add evaporated milk, lemon zest and juice; mix well. Refrigerate 45 min. or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Gently stir in Cool Whip.
  • Cut cream puffs horizontally in half with serrated knife. Gently remove tops; remove and discard soft dough from centres. Spoon Cool Whip mixture into bottom halves of cream puffs; replace tops. Arrange 15 cream puffs on platter to resemble Christmas tree shape. Add remaining cream puffs at bottom for the trunk. Sprinkle tree with powdered sugar. Garnish with raspberries and mint.

Make Ahead

Cream puffs can be baked in advance. Cool, then store in freezerweight container up to 1 month. Thaw at room temperature, then use as directed. Once thawed, they can not be refrozen.


Prepare using any of your favourite flavour of Jell-O Jelly Powder.


Use a pastry bag fitted with desired tip to fill the cream puffs instead of the plastic bag.

How to Use Leftrover Canned Evaporated Milk

Store leftover evaporated milk in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 1 week. Use instead of regular milk in your favourite recipe.


  • 17 servings, 1 cream puff (59 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 17 servings, 1 cream puff (59 g) each
Calories 200
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 70mg
Sodium 180mg
Carbohydrate 25g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 15g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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