How to Make Creme Puffs in An Air Fryer?

The Creme Puffs is a classic French dessert that is very popular because of its beautiful impressive appearance and undeniable taste. You may find them in some of the bakeries. But you will never know how good they can be until you taste the freshly baked Creme Puffs. Usually, an oven is used to make the Creme Puffs. Now you can also use an air fryer to make the Creme Puffs. In this article, we will show you how to do this.

An air fryer is versatile cooking equipment that is suitable for a variety of cooking. It can air fry, roast, bake, roast, dehydrate your food easily.  In the below part of the article, we will show you how to make the crème puffs in the air fryer with step by step guides.

How to Make Creme Puffs in An Air Fryer?

As we said above, an oven is a preferred tool to bake the crème puffs in the air fryer. They allow you to cook them perfectly. You will be shocked to know that an air fryer can do the same for you. Air fryers utilize the same process of cooking things with rapid heat circulation technology. In the below part of the writeup, you will find all the steps that you will need to perform for baking the crème puffs in the air fryer.

Things You Will Need

To make the crème puffs in the air fryer, you will require an air fryer obviously. Then you will need a hand mixer, a pastry big, baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Note that some air fryers might not be able to accommodate the baking sheets. In such a case, you can use only parchment paper. Make sure to cut holes in the papers to assure proper air circulation throughout the cooking.

The ingredients for this recipe include 1/2 cups of water, 1/2 cups of whole milk, 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar, a pinch of salt, one cup of all-purpose flour, 8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, and four eggs. To fill the puff, you will need cups of heavy whipping cream along with the other supplies that you will prepare.

Make sure that you have gathered all the required ingredients and accessories you will require for the baking. Then follow the below steps when you are ready to begin the work.

Step 1

Take a medium saucepan and add half a cup of water, half a cup of milk, eight tbsp of butter, one tbsp sugar, and a few pinches of sugar. Now put the saucepan on your stove and bring it to boil through medium heat. Once you got the boil, remove it from the stovetop and then add one cup of flour at once. Mix the flour in the ingredients with a wooden spoon while adding.

Step 2

After mixing the flour properly, you will put back the saucepan on the stovetop with the same medium heat for around two minutes. Make sure to consciously stir to get rid of the moisture and cook the flour partially. This makes the dough smoother and you may also notice a thin film in the bottom of the pan.

Step 3

The next thing you need to do is to remove the dough to a mixing bowl. The bowl should be big enough to hold all the dough. After adding the dough, use the mixer to mix them at medium speed for around one minute. Then add all the eggs one by one. Make sure to continue mixing with the mixture when you are doing that. Stop when you get a smooth dough and become like a thick ribbon.

Step 4

The next thing you will require doing is to transfer it into the piping bag. There should be around half-inch tip in the piping bag. Now you will require piping doughs to create puffs that will be around half inches tall and half an inch’s round with a diameter of one and a half inches. Make sure to keep around one inch of free space between each of the puffs. This will help to prevent any issues with the air circulation.

Step 5

Now turn on your air fryer to bake the puffs. You will require preheating the air fryer for a few minutes before you put them for baking. The recommended temperature for preheating should be around 350 F while the time will be around five minutes. It would be better if you put the air fryer to preheating before you start making the doughs. As a result, you can put them instantly inside the machine when you are done making.

Step 6

The next thing you need to do is to put them for baking. Based on the air fryer unit, the baking duration might vary. Put the air fryer at the highest temperature to bake them for around 10 minutes. Then reduce temperature to around 325 F without removing the basket and then cook for around 20 more minutes. Check them now, they should form a thick puff on above.

When you find them done, take off the air fryer basket and put it on a heat-resistant surface. Let them cool down for a while before you touch them. In the meantime, you can prepare the cream by mixing two cups of heavy cum with some sugar and one tsp vanilla extract. Beat them with an electronic mixture at medium speed and fill the piping bag when done.

Step 7

Once the puffs are completely cooled, you can cut off their tops and pipe the cream into it. You may also add a cherry or raspberry in the middle of the cream for making it more attractive if you want. You can also dust some powder sugar on the above for the same purpose.


As you see above, making the creme puffs in an air fryer is pretty easy. We hope that you will be able to do the baking perfectly with the above-given information. Do let us know about the outcome if you are going to try this for the first time.

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