Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs

These Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs are the perfect fall dessert. Easy classic cream puff (choux pastry) recipe with a sweet unique pumpkin spice filling. Once you try these cream puffs, you won’t want to use any other recipe. They are easy to make and turn out perfect every time.

Serve the cream puffs with Poppy Seeds Bars or our popular Russian Rugalechs for your next party.

Cream puffs with a pumpkin spice filling topped with sifted powdered sugar stacked on top of each other.

what are cream puffs?

Cream puffs are a French dessert. The puffs (choux pastry dough) are piped with a sweet filling. You can pipe the filling with a pastry bag and tip from the bottom of the pastry or, slice the desserts in half and generously fill the pastry and close with the top puff.

This classic recipe for the puffs is so easy to make and there’s not really much that can go wrong. Though I prefer a classic filling of whipped cream, this fall-inspired pumpkin filling is wonderful, especially around pumpkin season.

Pumpkin cream puffs topped with powdered sugar and a bitten cream puff.

how to make cream puffs-

  • In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a soft boil.
  • Turn off the heat. Combine the sugar, salt, and flour. Add to the water and butter and stir vigorously until well combined.
  • Remove from heat, transfer mixture to a mixing bowl. Allow to slightly cool, but still be warm. Beat in one egg at a time, beating after each egg until it’s well incorporated.

Note: If the mixture is still hot, the mixture will become too runny and will not pipe. The mixture shouldn’t be too runny and not too thick and feel elastic, easy to pipe.

how to pipe and bake puffs-

Fill a piping bag with some of the cream puff mixture and pipe small puffs (a little bigger than a regular teaspoon but round). They will get bigger when baking. You can also make them larger than the indicated size and just bake them a few minutes extra.
TIP: Keep an eye on the cream puffs towards the end of the baking. Each oven is different and baking time will slightly vary. The puffs should be golden in color on the outside. If underbaked, they will flatten and not taste very flattering.)
Cream puffs with a pumpkin spice filling topped with sifted powdered sugar.

prepare pumpkin spice filling-

Over medium speed, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add butter, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and beat again. Fold in the cool whip with a spatula, careful not to overbeat the mixture. Refrigerate the cream until ready to use, it will harden and be easier to pipe.
TIP: Cream puffs can either be cut in half and filled with a spoon or with a piping tip. Fill a piping bag with the frosting and gently insert the tip into the bottom of eclairs and fill.
Dust puffs with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
try these other fall pumpkin desserts:
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5 from 8 votes

Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs

Classic homemade cream puff recipe with a pumpkin spice filling. The perfect recipe for fall baking.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French, Italian
Keyword: cream puffs
Servings: 30 servings
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

Cream Puffs-

Pumpkin Spice Filling-

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover two large baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • In a saucepan, over med/high heat, add water and butter and cook until mixture comes to a soft boil and bubbles everywhere.
  • Remove from heat and add the combined sugar, salt, and flour at once and stir quickly until everything is incorporated.
  • Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and start beating mixture. Beat in one egg at a time, continue to beat after each addition.
  • Fill a piping bag with some cream puff mixture and pipe small cream puffs (a little bigger than a regular teaspoon but round). Once piped, flatted the top of the dough a bit.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Turn heat down to 365°F and bake another 20 minutes. 
  • Prepare the filling. Over medium speed, beat cream cheese until creamy. Add butter, powdered sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice and mix. Add cool whip and mix in with a spatula. Refrigerate cream until ready to use.
  • Pipe cream into the bottom of the puffs or slice puffs in half and add cream and close, like a sandwich.
  • Dust cream puffs with powdered sugar. Enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 650IU13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

The original recipe was posted November, 2015.  We are updating the photos and adding a video in October, 2019.

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Show 20 Comments
  • Demeter 10/26/2019, 10:41 am Link Reply

    These are always a party favorite! Love the pumpkin spice twist!! So delicious!

    • Valentina's Corner 10/26/2019, 11:01 am Link Reply

      Demeter, if you like cream puffs, you are going to love these pumpkin filled ones.

  • Betsy 10/26/2019, 10:27 am Link Reply

    I cannot be left alone in a room with these delightful morsels. So good…they are my weakness!

    • Valentina's Corner 10/26/2019, 10:35 am Link Reply

      I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the cream puffs, Betsy.

  • Natasha 10/26/2019, 1:21 am Link Reply

    What a fun twist on the traditional cream puff! Love the pumpkin

    • Valentina's Corner 10/26/2019, 9:14 am Link Reply

      I hope you love the recipe, Natasha. It’s perfect for fall baking.

  • Tara 10/25/2019, 8:19 pm Link Reply

    Cream puffs are one of my favorite desserts! Love the pumpkin spice cream — so yummy.

    • Valentina's Corner 10/25/2019, 9:00 pm Link Reply

      Tara, thank you! 🙂

  • Melissa 10/25/2019, 8:19 pm Link Reply

    Yum – these were so delicious! I loved the spice filling!!!

    • Valentina's Corner 10/25/2019, 9:01 pm Link Reply

      We love the spice filling too! Thanks for visiting our online home, Melissa!

  • Jessica liss 10/19/2019, 12:39 pm Link Reply

    Can the puffs be made ahead and frozen until time to fill

    • Valentina's Corner 10/19/2019, 7:56 pm Link Reply

      Most definitely. We made a video for this recipe and will be sharing it next week. (I’ll be adding freezing and thawing tips then.)

  • Dina 08/09/2019, 3:23 pm Link Reply

    This cream puff recipes is the best! Way better than the store bought.
    Instead of pumpkin spice I added cinnamon and it turned out great.

    • Valentina's Corner 08/09/2019, 5:19 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Dina. That’s just wonderful and makes me so happy. I love the added cinnamon. 🙂

  • Anna 10/22/2018, 1:27 pm Link Reply

    These were delicious with just the right amount of pumpkin! I ended up burning a couple but ended up cutting the burnt out and just combining them together and it still worked out:)

    • Valentina's Corner 10/23/2018, 10:02 am Link Reply

      Oh no, I’m sorry that a few burnt:/. These are one of my favorite desserts during fall. They are just so easy to make and with the pumpkin filling, perfect for fall baking. 🙂 Thanks for being a part of our online family – we so appreciate you.

  • Yuliya Khirchenko 04/16/2018, 3:55 pm Link Reply

    These look so yummy. Can’t wait to try making them! Also, where do you get most of your cake stands. This one in particular is a favorite. I adore the color and design. Would you happen to have a link?

    Thanks for all your yummy recipes and tips! Love your blog so much 🙂

    • admin 04/19/2018, 2:31 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Yulichka. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy our family’s blog. Makes me slice REAL big! <3
      I added thinks above to the cake stand. If you go onto our AMAZON STORE, I have other links for stand, I’ll add a few more over the weekend. I get most of my stands either on Amazon, Homegoods or Marshall’s. Very fair priced. 🙂

  • vikalinkafood 11/23/2015, 2:18 pm Link Reply

    These look phenomenal, Valya!!! And such gorgeous photos!! Love, love this post! Pinning and sharing!

    • admin 11/26/2015, 12:09 pm Link Reply

      Thanks friend!!

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