Pumpkin-Filled Cream Puffs With Maple-Caramel Sauce Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. To make the Cream Puffs: In a medium saucepan combine water, butter, sugar, and salt. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the side of the pan. Remove from heat; cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs one at a time beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.
  3. Drop 8 heaping tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Transfer cream puffs to a wire rack and let cool.
  4. To make the Pumpkin Mousse Filling: using a chilled large mixing bowl beat 1 cup whipping cream, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice with the chilled beaters of an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Fold in 1 cup canned pumpkin. Cover and chill for up to 4 hours.
  5. To make the Maple-Caramel sauce: In a small heavy saucepan stir together 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Stir in 1/3 cup half-and-half or light cream, 1/4 cup water, 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon butter.
  6. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly (mixture may appear curdled before it bubbles). Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
  7. Using a serrated knife, cut each cream puff in half horizontally; remove soft dough from inside. Fill cream puffs with Pumpkin Mousse. Replace tops. Spoon some of the warm Maple-Caramel Sauce onto eight dessert plates; sprinkle with some of the toasted pecans.
  8. Place a filled cream puff on top of the sauce on each plate. Drizzle each cream puff with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cover and chill for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 260.55 Kcal (1091 kJ)
Calories from fat 158.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.62g 27%
Cholesterol 67.99mg 23%
Sodium 49.89mg 2%
Potassium 132.43mg 3%
Total Carbs 23.77g 8%
Sugars 14.29g 57%
Dietary Fiber 1.77g 7%
Protein 3.68g 7%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 40.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 256.36 Kcal (1073 kJ)
Calories from fat 155.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.33g 27%
Cholesterol 66.89mg 23%
Sodium 49.09mg 2%
Potassium 130.3mg 3%
Total Carbs 23.39g 8%
Sugars 14.06g 57%
Dietary Fiber 1.74g 7%
Protein 3.62g 7%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 40.2mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.3
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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