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Six cream horns stacked on top of each other on a wire rack.
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Cream Horns

This easy Cream Horns recipe is made with puff pastry that’s wrapped and baked until golden a flaky and filled with a sweet and fluffy cream filling!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Cooling30 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, English
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 445kcal

Equipment

  • Cream Horn Molds or Sugar Cones

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Puff Pastry Dough thawed1
  • 1 tablespoon water2
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream3 optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unfold a sheet of pastry dough and gently roll it out with a lightly floured rolling pin.
  • You should still be able to see where the fold creases in the dough ware. Use a pastry wheel (or pizza cutter) to cut each section of the dough into 4 even strips.
  • Grab a strip of dough and begin winding it around the cream horn mold4. If you are using tube shape you can start at either end, if you're using a cone shape you will want to start at the point and wrap from there, slightly overlapping the dough as you wrap. Wet your finger in the water to soften the end of the dough strip and make it sticky enough to stick to the mold and the next strip of dough. 3 strips of dough should fit on each mold. Do not wrap too close to the edges of the molds or it will be difficult to get the baked pastry off.
  • Place the dough wrapped mold on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12 minutes until light golden brown, remove from the oven and allow the dough to cool on the mold for 20 minutes.5 Gently slide the pastry off the mold6 and allow them to cool for an additional 10 minutes on a wire rack.
  • While the pastry is cooling, prepare your filling by creaming together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer. Add in the powdered sugar, fluff, and vanilla and mix on low speed until the sugar has combined, then increase the speed to high and whip for 2 minutes. If you choose to add the heavy cream (which I highly recommend) add it in before turning up the speed.
  • Transfer the filling to a pastry frosting bag fitted with a large piping tip and pipe filling into the pastry. If you are using a tube-shaped mold, fill from both ends. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

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Notes

  1. The dough will take about 2 hours to thaw or you can put it in the refrigerator the night before you want to use it.
  2. The water does not go into the recipe, it is only used to wet your fingers and help you prep the dough.
  3. I highly recommend adding the heavy cream because it helps the filling whip up into a light texture and makes it easier to pipe.
  4. If you do not have mold and don't want to wait to order them, you can use sugar cones that have been gently, but tightly wrapped with aluminum foil.
  5. If you don't have enough molds or not enough room on your pan, you can bake your pastry dough in two different batches.
  6. Make sure to lightly grip the end that is opposite from the direction you're pulling the pastry off the mold from. Do not pull from the middle or there is a higher chance of the pastry breaking.
  7. There is enough butter in the pastry dough that you do not need to spray your molds, this can actually make it hard for them to stay on the molds when prepping and baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg