Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs

Cream puffs are the height of elegance I think. Choux pastry is so delicate and simple, making it a perfect canvas for countless combinations. Since this is almost the time of spring turning into summer, I thought a floral and lemon flavor profile would be wonderful and I love it when I am right. These lemon lavender cream puffs are bright and airy with the fluffy choux pastry and the whipped cream and lemon curd filling. Don’t be intimidated, these are totally doable too!

Choux dough is the only dough that you cook before you bake it. I love how unique it is and how cooking it gives it such a distinctive and airy mouthfeel. I infused this dough with lemon zest and ground lavender and it was gorgeous!
After that, I simply transferred the dough to a piping bag and piped cute little puffs of dough right onto my baking sheet. They needed to bake for about 30 minutes. To help steam them, I also sprinkled little droplets of water on the sheet. It made for a better texture in the puffs.
The dough was enough to make 12 cream puffs with the size I made mine. They were big enough to enjoy just one but still dainty. They were so lovely and puffy!
While the puffs cooled, I made the easy filling. I simply whipped up heavy cream until it held stiff peaks before I stirred in lemon curd, lemon zest and ground lavender. It was so incredibly luscious! I let it sit in the refrigerator while I prepped the cooled puffs by cutting them in half.

After that, I just piped a generous amount of the filling onto the bottom of each puff before I closed them all with their tops. Then I just finished them with a dusting of powdered sugar. Oh my goodness, they were as delicious as they were elegant! Lemon and lavender is one of my favorite flavor combinations and this time was no exception. They had such fantastic texture too and looked so pretty on the plate. I hope you all love them too!! xoxo

Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs
Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs
5 from 1 vote
Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs
Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
45 mins
 

These lemon lavender cream puffs are so elegant for dessert! The choux pastry and luscious lemon curd and cream filling are incredible together.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Cream Puffs, Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs
Servings: 12
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 10 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 stick butter cubed
  • 65 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 whole lemon zested, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground lavender divided
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons lemon curd
  • powdered sugar for topping
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 and line a sheet tray with a silicone mat. Get out a small saucepan and combine the water and cubed butter in it. Bring it to a low boil and let it all melt together while you stir it. Take the pot slightly off the heat and stir in the flour, then return the pot to the heat and keep stirring until the flour is completely cooked off and dissolved. The dough should start to almost make a ball on its own. Take it off the heat and stir in half of the lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon of the ground lavender. Let it cool a little, then whisk in the eggs until you have a shiny dough. Transfer the dough to a piping bag and pipe little mounds of the dough right into the baking sheet. You should get about 12 perfect little puffs. Sprinkle a little water on the sheet around the puffs, then bake them for 10 minutes at 400. Reduce the heat to 375 and let them bake another 20 minutes.

  2. Let them cool completely, then split them all in half. Meanwhile, make the filling. Whip up the heavy cream in a bowl with a hand mixer until it keeps stiff peaks. Stir in the lemon curd, remaining lemon zest and remaining lavender. Transfer the filling to another piping bag fitted with a star tip for a nice finish. Pipe a generous amount onto the bottom of each puff, then close each of them with the tops. Dust the cream puffs with powdered sugar and they are good to go! Enjoy!! They also keep well for a day or two sealed in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs
Amount Per Serving (1 cream puff)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 127
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.1g 22%
Saturated Fat 7.4g 37%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 117mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 10.9g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 6.7g
Protein 3.1g 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
These lemon lavender cream puffs are so elegant for dessert! The choux pastry and luscious lemon curd and cream filling are incredible together. #dessert #creampuffs #lemonlavendercreampuffs #chouxpastry #jeanieandluluskitchen

12 thoughts on “Lemon Lavender Cream Puffs”

  1. Okay, you had me at the name “Lemon Lavendar Cream Puffs”! I love both lemon and lavendar…and who doesn’t love cream puffs? These look decadent and I will definitely be saving this post for future reference. Thanks !

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