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.

Pumpkin cream puffs stacked on top of each other topped with powdered sugar.

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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 laid out on a plate topped with pumpkin spice and powdered sugar.


  • 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 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.


  • Fill a piping bag with some of the cream puff mixtures 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.)

Fluffy cream puffs laid and filled with a pumpkin filling topped with powdered sugar.


  • 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:

Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs

Author: Valentina
5 from 9 votes
Classic homemade cream puff recipe with a pumpkin spice filling. The perfect recipe for fall baking.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 30 servings


cream puffs-

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, measured then sifted
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs

pumpkin spice filling-


  • 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 until the mixture cools. 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.


109kcal Calories10g Carbs1g Protein6g Fat4g Saturated Fat38mg Cholesterol65mg Sodium22mg Potassium6g Sugar650IU Vitamin A0.1mg Vitamin C11mg Calcium0.3mg Iron
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 nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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