80 mins (prep 20, cooking 60)
16 ingredients
20-24 servings
Eclairs are delicious and are much easier to make than they seem. If you'd like, instead of piping shorter eclairs, you may pipe long rows, freeze until almost firm, then slice into 3 inch strips. The eclairs do deflate if you take them out of the oven too soon, so be sure they are fully cooked. To help with this problem, you may turn the oven off when done and allow the eclairs to cool in the oven. Another tip to help keep the shells from deflating is to cut a slit into each eclair after it comes out of the oven to let out steam. I have included both a vanilla pastry cream recipe and a chocolate pastry cream. If storing pastry cream in the fridge, be sure to press some plastic wrap over the top to prevent a skin from forming. If you wish to save some eclairs for later, refrigerate the unstuffed, unglazed shells. Glaze and stuff with cream when ready to eat. The leftover chocolate sauce is delicious over ice cream! Time does not include cooling for the shells.

Categories:  european , easy , presentation , <-4-hours , french , finger-food , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (101.53 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 354.5 Calories from Fat 154.17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.13g 526.97%
Saturated Fat 10.86g 1085.89%
Trans Fat 0.44g %
Cholesterol 46.96mg 313.05%
Sodium 278.23mg 231.86%
Total Carbohydrate 47.64g 317.62%
Dietary Fiber 1.21 g 96.86%
Sugars 35.24 g %
Protein 5.91g 236.24%
Vitamin A 461.09IU% Vitamin C 0.74mg%
Calcium 174.79mg% Iron 0.79mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large eggs, large egg yolks, vanilla bean, large egg yolks, chocolate syrup