Saturday, November 17, 2012

Watkins pumpkin cream puffs

Here is another sweet treat from watkins!

Pumpkin Cream Puffs
Pumpkin Cream Puffs

Puff Pastry3/4 cup/180 mL water
6 tbsp/90 mL butter or margarine
2 tsp/10 mL sugar
1/8 tsp/0.5 mL salt
3/4 cup/180 mL all-purpose flour
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp/7.5 mLOriginal Double Strength Vanilla Extract  

Pumpkin Filling
1 cup/250 mL whipped cream
3 tbsp/45 mL sugar
1 tsp/5 mL pumpkin pie spice
1 cup/250 mL canned pumpkin

Make your own Watkins Pumpkin Pie Spice. Simply mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 170 g  
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg (Tin)  
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp (scant)

Maple-Caramel Sauce
1/2 cup/125 mL packed brown sugar
1 tbsp/15 mL corn starch
1/3 cup/75 mL half-and-half
1/4 cup/60 mL water
2 tbsp/30 mL pure maple syrup
1 tbsp/15 mL butter
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Original Double Strength Vanilla Extract 

Puff Pastry
In medium saucepan, combine butter and water. Bring to boil over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, until mixture leaves sides of pan in a smooth ball. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add eggs one at a time, beating vigorously after each addition, until mixture is smooth and glossy. Stir in vanilla. 

Preheat oven to 400°F/205°C. Using either a pasty bag or tablespoon, form the puffs on a greased cookie sheet. Using the back of a spoon, flatten any points. Makes 12 puff pastries. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove puffs from oven and cool on wire racks.

Pumpkin Filling
In a large chilled bowl combine whipped cream, sugar and pumpkin pie spice with chilled beaters until soft peaks form. Fold in 1 cup/250 mL canned pumpkin.

Maple-Caramel Sauce
In a small saucepan stir together brown sugar, corn starch, half-and-half, water, maple syrup, and butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until slightly thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or more. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla

Cut puff pastry in half, fill with pumpkin filling and top with caramel sauce. 

Serves 12

Dont forget to get all your ingredients at watkins products

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