Three Boston Cream Puff Pastries on a bamboo tray on a grey tablecloth on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Boston Cream Puff Pastries

Bring the doughnut shop flavor home with delicious Boston Cream Puff Pastries. They are a great dessert with pastry cream and chocolate.

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There are a few food items I miss since moving to Texas. One of those, is Boston Cream doughnuts. I didn’t even realize they are a regional thing until we moved out of Florida. When you ask for one here, they ask if I meant Bavarian cream. No, I didn’t, but that’s all they have. Since I can’t get my favorite here, I decided to make my own.

Of course, there are some things available in Texas that aren’t in Florida, such as delicious Kolaches at every doughnut shop. Those have been my go-to now since I can’t get my favorite Boston Cream doughnuts.

While these aren’t exactly doughnuts, they were a lot easier to work with. I’ve made a type of stuffed doughnuts before when making Paczki, but I wanted something a bit different.

We had some puff pastry left in the freezer after making some berry and cream pastries, so I decided to use that up. I made some homemade custard cream to go inside. Then we ended up with amazing Boston Cream Puff Pastries!

Step by Step

Preheat the oven to 375F. Roll the puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface.

Puff pastry rolled out on a piece of parchment paper on a wooden surface

Cut 16 circles with a biscuit cutter in the dough.

Puff pastry with circles cut into it on a piece of parchment paper on a wooden surface

Brush 8 of the circles with water and stack the other 8 on top of those.

Circles of puff pastry topped with water on a piece of parchment paper on a wooden surface

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown. Let the pastries cool completely.

Meanwhile, whisk the powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl.

Dry ingredients for chocolate glaze with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Slowly whisk in the milk and vanilla extract. (This is the same glaze I use when making homemade doughnuts.)

Chocolate glaze with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Pull the pastries apart so you have two pieces for each. Place 1 tbsp of custard cream on the bottom half of each pastry. Dip the top half in the chocolate glaze to coat the top.

Baked puff pastries with half topped with chocolate glaze and the other half with custard cream on a piece of parchment paper on a wooden surface

Assemble your Boston Cream puff pastries by putting the chocolate-glazed pastry on top of the custard cream with the chocolate side up. Repeat for each pastry.

Three Boston Cream Puff Pastries on a bamboo tray on a grey tablecloth on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Store leftover Boston Cream puff pastries in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last for up to 24 hours before the cream and chocolate start to make the puff pastry soften and get soggy.

Recipe

Originally Published On: February 10, 2021

Three Boston Cream Puff Pastries on a bamboo tray on a grey tablecloth on a wooden surface

Boston Cream Puff Pastries

Bring the doughnut shop flavor home with delicious Boston Cream Puff Pastries. They are a great dessert with pastry cream and chocolate.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course:
Dessert
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
boston cream
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chocolate
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custard cream
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puff pastry
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
Servings: 8 pastries
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 roll puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 8 tbsp custard cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375F
  • Roll the puff pastry out on a lightly floured surface
  • Cut 16 circles with a biscuit cutter in the dough
  • Brush 8 of the circles with water and stack the other 8 on top of those
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until they are golden brown
  • Let the pastries cool completely
  • Meanwhile, whisk the powdered sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl
  • Slowly whisk in the milk and vanilla extract
  • Pull the pastries apart so you have two pieces for each
  • Place 1 tbsp of custard cream on the bottom half of each pastry
  • Dip the top half in the chocolate glaze to coat the top
  • Put the pastries together by putting the chocolate-glazed pastry on top of the custard cream with the chocolate side up
  • Repeat for each pastry
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Nutrition Facts
Boston Cream Puff Pastries
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 67IU1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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