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Nutella Eclairs

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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
These homemade Nutella Eclairs are easy and delicious! Sweet, puffed pastry filled with a Nutella Cream Cheese Filling and finished off with a powdered sugar and vanilla glaze.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Servings: 24
Calories: 114
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE ECLAIRS

  • 1/2- cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 stick unsalted butter , cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs , room temperature

FOR THE FILLING

  • 3/4 cup Nutella
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese , softened (light cream cheese is okay)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • about 3 tablespoons cream or milk or as needed , adjust to desired filling consistency

FOR THE GLAZE

  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • squeeze of lemon juice

Instructions 

FOR THE ECLAIRS

  • Preheat oven to 425F.
  • Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper; set aside.
  • Combine milk, water, butter, sugar and salt in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan; set over high heat and bring to a rapid boil.
  • Add the flour, lower heat to medium-low and immediately start stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon or heavy whisk. The dough will come together, and a crust will form on the bottom of the pan.
  • Keep stirring for another minute or two, or until dough is dry and smooth.
  • Turn the dough into the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or into a bowl you can use to mix with a hand mixer or a wooden spoon and elbow grease.
  • Let dough sit for 1 minute; add the eggs one by one and beat until the dough is thick and shiny.
  • Using about 1 tablespoon dough for each puff, drop the dough from a spoon onto the previously prepared sheets, leaving 2 inches of space between the mounds of dough.
  • Lower oven temperature to 375 and bake for 12 minutes, then rotate the pans from front to back and top to bottom; continue to bake for another 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden and puffed.
  • Remove from oven and let cool on baking sheets.

In the meantime, prepare the Filling.

  • Add Nutella, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment; beat on medium-high speed until thoroughly combined.
  • With the mixer running, slowly add the cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, until filling combines and desired consistency is achieved.
  • Using a serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion, you can simply cut off the top quarter or third of each puff, fill the puffs with the Nutella Filling, and top them with the caps. Set aside.

Make the Glaze

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; whisk gently to combine. If the glaze seems too thick, add more milk; if too thin, add more sugar.
  • Using a small icing spatula or a butter knife, glaze the tops of the eclairs, then settle the tops gently of the filled bases.
  • Refrigerate the eclairs for at least 1 hour (or up to 8 hours) before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan
Nutrition Facts
Nutella Eclairs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 73mg3%
Potassium 65mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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