Healthy and Delicious Fruit-Filled Puffs Recipe

Fruit-Filled Puffs

Healthy and Delicious Fruit-Filled Puffs Recipe
Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 25-30 minutes | Servings: 6


Fruit-Filled Puffs
Fruit-Filled Puffs

Fruit-Filled Puffs are a delightful and light dessert that is perfect for any occasion. These puffs are filled with a combination of fresh strawberries and other fruits, topped with a dollop of whipped topping, and drizzled with chocolate syrup. They are sure to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.


Fruit-Filled Puffs have been a popular dessert for many years, especially during the spring and summer months when fresh fruits are abundant. The combination of light and airy puffs with sweet and juicy fruits makes for a delicious and refreshing treat.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F (232°C).
  2. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, the oil, and vanilla. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Stir in matzoh cake meal and salt. Continue cooking and stirring constantly for about 1 minute, until the mixture no longer sticks to the side of the saucepan.
  5. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the eggs, one at a time, making sure to stir thoroughly after each addition.
  6. Drop the dough by 12 rounded tablespoonfuls, spacing them 2 inches apart, onto the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Reduce the heat to 400°F (204°C) and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, until the puffs are browned and puffed.
  9. Allow the puffs to cool completely on a rack, then slice them in half horizontally.
  10. To fill the puffs, fit a pastry bag with a star tip that has a diameter of 0.25 inches.
  11. Fill the pastry bag with whipped topping.
  12. Divide the fruit evenly among the bottom halves of the puffs.
  13. Pipe or spoon 2 tbsp of the whipped topping over each filled half.
  14. Place the tops on the puffs and drizzle 0.5 tsp of chocolate syrup over each puff.


  • Try using different combinations of fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, or peaches.
  • Experiment with different flavored whipped toppings such as lemon or almond.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to thoroughly mix the dough after adding each egg to ensure a smooth and uniform consistency.

- Be careful not to overbake the puffs, as they can become dry and tough.

- Use a pastry bag with a star tip for a decorative and professional-looking presentation.

- Feel free to customize the fruits in the filling to suit your preferences or what is in season.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Fruit-Filled Puffs as a sweet ending to a spring or summer meal, or as a light and refreshing snack.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to properly fold in the eggs to maintain the light and airy texture of the puffs.

- Use a sharp knife to slice the puffs in half horizontally for a clean cut.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute regular cake meal for matzoh cake meal if needed.

- Use dairy whipped topping if you do not require a nondairy option.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the puffs ahead of time and store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Fill and top the puffs just before serving for the best results.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the Fruit-Filled Puffs on a decorative platter and garnish with fresh mint leaves for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Serve Fruit-Filled Puffs with a glass of sparkling wine or a cup of hot tea for a delightful pairing.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover Fruit-Filled Puffs in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, place them in a preheated oven at 350°F (177°C) for 5-10 minutes until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fruit-Filled Puffs contains approximately 200 calories.


Each serving of Fruit-Filled Puffs contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Fruit-Filled Puffs contains approximately 10 grams of fats.


Each serving of Fruit-Filled Puffs contains approximately 5 grams of proteins.

Vitamins and minerals

Fruit-Filled Puffs are a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants from the fresh fruits.


This recipe contains eggs and may contain gluten from the matzoh cake meal. It is also important to check the ingredients of the whipped topping for any allergens.


Fruit-Filled Puffs are a light and fruity dessert that is relatively low in calories and provides a good amount of essential nutrients from the fresh fruits.


Fruit-Filled Puffs are a delicious and elegant dessert that is perfect for any occasion. With a light and airy texture, sweet and juicy fruits, and a touch of chocolate syrup, these puffs are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was filled with a sense of excitement. I was at a small village market in Provence, France, browsing through the stands filled with fresh fruits and vegetables when I stumbled upon a little old lady selling her homemade pastries. As soon as I caught a glimpse of the golden, flaky puffs filled with luscious fruits, I knew I had to learn how to make them.

I approached the old lady and asked her about the recipe for her Fruit-Filled Puffs. She smiled warmly and told me that it was a family recipe that had been passed down through generations. She explained that the key to the perfect puff was the buttery, flaky pastry combined with the sweet and tangy fruit filling. My mouth watered just thinking about it.

The old lady invited me to her home the next day to watch her make the puffs. I eagerly agreed and spent the entire night dreaming about the delicious pastries. The next morning, I made my way to her quaint little cottage on the outskirts of the village.

As soon as I walked in, I was enveloped in a cloud of warmth and the scent of butter and sugar. The old lady welcomed me with open arms and began to show me the steps to making the Fruit-Filled Puffs. She started by making the pastry dough from scratch, using flour, butter, and a touch of sugar. She explained that the key to a flaky pastry was to handle the dough gently and not overwork it.

Once the dough was rolled out, the old lady carefully cut it into small squares and placed a spoonful of the fruit filling in the center of each one. She then folded the dough over the filling, crimped the edges with a fork, and brushed the tops with a beaten egg wash.

As the puffs baked in the oven, filling the cottage with their heavenly aroma, the old lady told me stories of her family and how this recipe had been a staple at every special occasion. She spoke of the joy it brought to her loved ones and the memories it created.

When the puffs were finally ready, she pulled them out of the oven and placed them on a platter. The golden crusts glistened in the sunlight streaming through the window, and the smell was absolutely intoxicating.

We sat down at the old wooden table, and the old lady offered me a puff. I took a bite and was transported to a world of pure bliss. The pastry was perfectly flaky, and the fruit filling burst with flavor in my mouth. It was a taste sensation like no other, and I felt grateful to have been taught this recipe by such a kind and generous soul.

I spent the rest of the day with the old lady, learning more about her life and the traditions that had shaped her. As I left her cottage that evening, she handed me a handwritten copy of the Fruit-Filled Puffs recipe, along with a promise to pass it on to my own family.

Since that day in Provence, I have made the Fruit-Filled Puffs countless times, always with a smile on my face and a heart full of gratitude. Each batch brings back memories of that special day and the wonderful old lady who shared her recipe with me.

As I stand in my kitchen now, rolling out the pastry dough and spooning the fruit filling onto each square, I can't help but feel a deep connection to my past and the traditions that have shaped me. The scent of butter and sugar fills the air, and I know that with each bite of these delicious puffs, I am honoring the old lady and her family recipe that has brought so much joy into my life.

And so, as I take the puffs out of the oven and place them on a platter, I can't help but smile. The golden, flaky pastries filled with sweet and tangy fruit are a reminder of the old lady, her cottage in Provence, and the simple yet profound power of a shared recipe. And as I take a bite of the Fruit-Filled Puffs, I am once again filled with a sense of excitement and gratitude for all the lessons and memories that have been passed down to me through the art of cooking.


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