Pumpkin Pie Eclairs
To make these yummy eclairs, you will need:
It’s easier to make these if you have all these ingredients pre-measured and prepared.
The above ingredients are just for the pate a choux dough which is the actual dough that makes the eclairs. Pate a choux is the name for any precooked dough that expands when you bake it to make a special hollow shell you can fill.
Eclairs are always filled with pastry cream but to put a twist on things, I decided to add some pumpkin pie to the filling. The ingredients for the pastry cream are here but the instructions to make it is in my Simple “Any Kind of Dessert Pastry Cream” instructable.
For the pumpkin pastry cream, you’ll need:
I recommend using a egg wash before baking.
For an egg wash, you’ll need:
Eclairs also have a signature chocolate coating on the top. I made a simple ganache with chocolate and heavy cream.
It sure seems like a lot doesn’t it but it really isn’t. Once you make it once, you’ll realize how simple these desserts are. No doubt your friends and family will be impressed. The first time I made it, I heard, “How did you get the cream in there?” and “How did you make it hollow, did you cut it?” They will definitely be impressed
Do you have all the ingredients? Well let’s get mixing!
Try it out and let me know how it turns out. For full pictures and other recipes click here.