Cream Puffs

Janelle is sharing her delicious recipe for Cream Puffs. She writes:

This is such a delicate and tasty dessert. I love the light and airy texture of all three layers….if you like cream puffs, you are going to love this one Ladies…. (it is so much easier to make it in a 9×13 than little individuals!!)”

Mix together boiling water, melted butter, flour- batter will be thick

Add eggs and beat well. Bake in an UNGREASED 9x 13 pan set to 400 for appx 30 mins or until lightly browned and “puffy”

In another bowl combine pudding mix, and milk

Once pudding is well mixed, add room temperature cream cheese and 1/2 tsp of almond extract

Combine well

When pastry puff is cooled- add cream cheese/pudding mixture over top

In a separate large bowl pour whipping cream in and beat vigorously until soft peaks form.

Add 1-2 TBSPs of sugar (do your desired sweetness) and a tsp of vanilla. Beat well again. (You may also prefer powdered sugar instead of granulated)

Spread whipped cream over pudding mixture (You may use cool whip as a short cut, if you desire- I am all for it)

These Cream Puffs are super easy to make and so delicious. They are quick to whip up for your family, a potluck or meal ministry delivery. #WomenLivingWell #creampuffs #easydessserts

Drizzle with chocolate sauce – This is such a delicate (and very addictive) dessert. I hope you enjoy!

Cream Puff Recipe:

1 cup boiling water (2 mins in the microwave will do)

1/2 cup melted butter (1 min in the microwave will do)

1 cup flour

4 eggs

8 oz cream cheese (room temp)

2 small packages of vanilla instant pudding

3 cups of milk

1/2 tsp of almond extract

1 pint whipping cream in carton

sugar to desired sweetness

1 tsp of vanilla

Chocolate Syrup

In large bowl beat water, butter and flour until thick. Add eggs and beat well. Spread onto an UNGREASED 9×13 pan and bake at 400 for appx 30 mins (until lightly browned and fluffy). Let cool.

In another bowl add instant pudding and milk- beat well. Add cream cheese and almond extract and beat well- this make take a while to get to a nice, smooth consistency (it is okay if it has small lumps). Spread over cooled pastry. Beat liquid whipping cream on high until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla and beat well again. Spread on top of pudding mixture. Drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Thank you, Janelle!

Walk with the King!

*Janelle is a woman who is dependent upon Jesus, a mom, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and an advocate for meal ministry. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals, and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at


  1. I saw this recipe a while back, and I've been dying to try it! Thanks for reminding me! =)

  2. Oh my lands, those look so fabulous. If I made them, I'd have to give them away – or I'd be as big as a house!! I have no control when it comes to pastries. LOL

  3. Oh my goodness! Is she an angel?
    I would kiss her for a meal like that. What a sweet servant heart she has! And an awesome cooking gift! Precious!
    Can't wait to make those cream puffs!

  4. Wow! Will you make that meal for my family?? LOL I just had a baby, too…and he's #5! It looks soooo yummy! What a blessing she is!

  5. I just learnt how to make choux pastry (which is kinda what that is), but the recipe is a bit different. I had previously struggled to get the pastry not to be soggy, but my new recipe worked a dream! I made them as individual profiteroles – piped a cream mix inside, sweetened with some spare cream cheese frosting, and drizzled with chocolate sauce – yum!

  6. Do this with your children. My girls know that I send food to our neighbors (both believers and not) from time to time. They are often my delivery service. The coolest thing that happened in my kitchen was when my middle daughter said, "Mom, I want to make some cookies today and take them over to Mrs. A and Mrs. T". Do I really have to tell you I cried on the spot! What a great legacy she is leaving to her children!

    Linda in PA

  7. These look just wonderful. Janelle makes such lovely dishes, and it is lovely how she shares with others, both through her meal ministry and her blog!

  8. Courtney…you have my crying!!!!!! Oh my friend, I woke up this morning and forgot it was Friday..was scurrying…went over here to comment and saw this…bless you. Ladies- I want you to know it was Courtney who encouraged me to post and eventually blog.Isn't SHE great? Love to you, Janelle

  9. Oh Anna…you just had baby #5?! I hope your church is helping you out, you need some meals delivered!!!! Caroline-yum yum yum!!!! You just said some words I have never even heard of..I have a feeling you are COMFY! WOHOOO!!! Do you have a blog? If so, you are always welcome to guest post! Linda, that is wonderful-raising children with the gift to give..what could be better. Thank you all for the kind words..I read everything you write and appreciate it so much. Love, Janelle

  10. What a great ministry to have but your grocery bill must be huge! How are you able to cook for your family plus others a few nights a week?

  11. Janelle,

    Wow! Your blog has been such a blessing to me. What a wonderful gift you give to others. You deserve it(: I thank God for you!

  12. Anonymous- My ministry costs me thousands of dollars a year…we take this into consideration as a PART of our tithing. Since we began tithing, my husband's business has been blessed- God is good and works it all out when we submit to Him. Love to you, Janelle

  13. I felt led to share this after I posted that last comment…when I began this ministry, my husband just lost his job and we had no income for over a year (I was pregnant with #3)…we almost lost everything we had. God laid it on my heart to bring meals to a man with MS- we couldn't afford it, but it was pressing on me. I submitted and was blessed in so many ways. Thanks for listening 🙂 love, Janelle

  14. Thanks for responding. I don't mean to be "annonymous" I just wasn't sure how else to leave a comment! Your last comment is a great reminder to me that if God lays something or someone on my heart, I just need to go with it. Sometimes I sit and think it through too much instead of acting on it and I think I miss out on blessing someone & receiving a blessing in return. I need to listen & let God do the rest!!!! p.s. – We do tithe 10% of our income before taxes to our church plus we support a missionary family with $100/month so it's hard to make the budget stretch.

  15. God has gifted her in an amazing way! Her efforts have reached far beyond her immediate life, they have reached all the way to MN. I LOVE her blog and am finding so much more joy in my kitchen and cooking for my family. You ROCK Janelle! Keep cooking for the King!

  16. I don't usually take meals to others. I never know what would be good. I would love to hear your ideas, maybe a post one day? This has been on my heart, but just don't feel like what I think to take is good enough. I'm sure that sounds bad, I just want I take to others to be a good meal.

  17. That meal looks AMAZING!!! I love to help with meals for friends and family when I can. I think this is a wonderful ministry and way to serve. Janelle I love your blog – I hadn't visited before now but love your posts here at Courtney's.

  18. Courtney, I know this is off-subject but I commented to Janelle with the same question I'd like to post to you: do you enjoy a good love story? We're posting a true story on our blog and we think people may really enjoy it. It's the story of 2 Christian kids that fell in love. We've posted 5 parts so far and below is the link to part 1. Check it out and let us know what you think:


  19. Living in rural America – bringing a meal for a birth, a death, or an accident is just something you do. I was amazed when I lived in the city that the practice has been lost. What a beautiful ministry that every believer should be a part of.

  20. I'm stopping by from Tasty Tuesday. Your title intrigued me so I clicked. I'm so glad I did. I've now find your wonderful blog, you've introduced me to another wondereful blog by Janelle, and I have an awesome new recipe to try. I'm so inspired by the meal ministry. I do cook meals for other on occassion but there are other times when I could/should and I don't. I need to do this more often…
    Thanks for sharing!

  21. oh I do have a meal ministry, hadn't thought of it in that way till you said that,love the pan toppers"from the kitchen of….


  22. Just Stopping by from TMTT. You have the cutest blog and I think its great to make this recipe for your friend. I wanted to invite you to check out my Iron Chef Challenge This month's themed ingredient is canned tomatoes, so link up a recipe using those and you could win a prize. It should be a lot of fun, hope you can join us!!

  23. Wow… what an encouragement! Just the other day I was bringing a meal to a mom who had surgery… and I have to admit, I had such a bad attitude. I was worried they wouldn't like what I prepared, the kids weren't cooperating so I ended up snapping at them, and I rushed to the recipients house in a whirlwind. Not my proudest moment.

    All that to say… what do you take when you bring a meal to someone? Do you have like a set "top 10 meals" list that you choose from? Or do you just bring whatever you're making for your family?

    Do you keep disposable aluminum pans on hand for delivering meals? What all do you include in the menu?

    This is all basic stuff. And I have brought a number of meals to people over my married life… but every single time I still feel stressed and left frustrated. (Just being real here!)

    I would love for you to post about this topic if you get the time, Janelle. It is SERIOUSLY lacking in our church community. I would love to start this ministry in my own life… and see the church taking care of each other (and those outside the fold!) as Jesus has asked us to.

    Courtney… THANK YOU for this post! You truly truly are a blessing.

    Thanks ladies!

  24. How wonderful. I have made several meals for people in our church and I love it!! It is so fun and I love being a blessing to others. I've also been on the receiving end of meals and that too is a blessing!

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