Easy Eclair Recipe - Dream Big Princess

Author Jenn Powell


  • For the eclair:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the filling:
  • 1 pkg. Instant Vanilla pudding
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • Topping
  • 8 oz chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large saucepan, bring the water, salt and butter to a boil.
  • Add the flour all at once and stir to combine until a ball forms.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 8 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and eggs one at a time until each is combined and the dough is smooth and shiny.
  • Put dough into a self seal bag and cut the corner off.
  • "Pipe" dough onto prepared sheets approx. 1"x 4".
  • Bake for approx. 30 minutes and immediately transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
  • Filling
  • In an electric mixer with the wire attachment, beat whipping cream until peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla to combine.
  • In a separate bowl prepare pudding according to the box directions.
  • Fold into the whip cream mixture.
  • Place in refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare
  • Cut eclairs open with a serrated knife.
  • Spoon cream mixture onto the bottom and place the top on.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for approximately 1 minute, stir until creamy and then spread on each eclair.
  • Chill until ready to serve.