Caramel Tiramisu-Filled Cream Puffs

Fluffy tiramisu mascarpone cheese filling is swirled with ribbons of caramel and sandwiched in tender pastry. Serve them with brunch or dinner; they are fit for any special menu.

Wisconsin Cheese Caramel Tiramisu-Filled Cream Puffs Recipe
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Active Time
40 Minutes
12 Cream Puffs


Pastry Puffs:

Caramel Tiramisu Mascarpone Cream:


Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Mascarpone can be used in this recipe.


Pastry Puffs: 

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  2. Bring the water, butter and salt to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low. Add flour; stir vigorously until mixture pulls away from the sides of pan, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until dough is smooth and glossy. Transfer dough to a pastry bag; insert a 3/4-inch plain tip. Pipe dough into rounds (about 1/4 cup each) on prepared pan. 
  4. Whisk egg yolk and milk; brush over puffs. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown and firm. Let cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cut a small slit into each puff, allowing steam to escape. Cool completely.

Caramel Tiramisu Mascarpone Cream: 

  1. Beat cream in a large bowl until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Beat mascarpone in another large bowl until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Add caramel; gently fold in to create ribbons of caramel.
  2. Slice tops off the puffs. Gently push down pastry inside each puff. Spoon or pipe mascarpone filling over bottoms; replace tops. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Recipe Tips

If using unflavored mascarpone, sweeten whipped cream with 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar in place of the sugar, adding vanilla extract as directed.| For traditional cream puffs similar to the Wisconsin State Fair, fill puffs with sweetened whipped cream.

Cheesemonger Tip

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Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

BelGioioso Tiramisu Mascarpone cheese has added coffee and sugar; this creamy cheese would also be yummy spread on warm bagels, pancakes and muffins.

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