Mmm… Monday #11: Cream Puff in a Pan

I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert.
~Jason Love

It’s been a while since I’ve posted one of these (thank God for auto-posting so I don’t have to actually do it on the day it posts!

This is slightly browner than what I'd like but still was awesome.

This recipe was introduced to my family from one of my childhood friend’s moms. I can’t believe I totally forgot about it until my mom mentioned she was making it. So I’ve made it twice now in the last month… once as a dessert to go with a meal I made a friend’s family after she had surgery and then again for our FRG’s 4th of July BBQ.

It’s so yummy and kid-friendly… who wouldn’t love chocolate syrup drizzled on top of whipped cream! Come to think of it, it’s PMS-friendly too!

Cream Puff in a Pan

Spread on the cream cheese, pudding and milk mixture


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 (4oz) packages of instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 12 oz of whipped topping
  • Chocolate syrup as a drizzle

  1. Preheat oven to 350.

    Mmm... hungry already!

  2. Bring water and margarine to a boil in a saucepan. Take off heat and immediately stir in flour.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time. Spread onto a greased 10 x 15 baking sheet.
  4. Bake  until very lightly browned (about 25 minutes). Let cool.
  5. Beat softened cream cheese in mixing bowl until smooth, add pudding and milk. Mix until blended, spread over cooled crust.
  6. Top with whipped topping, drizzle chocolate syrup over top. Ready to serve or refrigerate until ready. I put toothpicks in top to keep foil off the topping.

Notes: My mom has tried fat free topping and it is a little runny.  I love “French Vanilla” pudding vs the regular vanilla.


7 thoughts on “Mmm… Monday #11: Cream Puff in a Pan

  1. Stopping by from the Military Spouse Blogging Community. 🙂 I LOVE cream puffs; my mom used to make them all the time when I was growing up. Making one huge one in a pan is such a great idea. I’ll have to try it!

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