Full time 1 1/2 hours
Makes approximately 12 cream puffs
You will need:
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 tsp salt
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup whipping cream
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Let us begin:
Preheat your oven to 450'
In a medium sauce pot combine water and shortening. Allow to come to boil over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to low and add in flour, stirring extremely well until the mixture leaves the sides of the pot.
Remove from heat and add in 1 egg at a time, stirring well to fully incorporate after each egg.
Move mixture into a pastry bag (or you can use a spoon) and pipe out 3" round piles on a non stick baking sheet.
Continue baking for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry sounds hollow if you gently tap on their bottoms.
In a small bowl combine cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add in vanilla.
In a second bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Approximately 5 minutes.
Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
Top with top half of pastry.