The Croquembouche

Preparation info
  • This recipe makes one croquembouche 11 inches 27 cm ) tall in diameter at the base. Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Crazy Sweet Creations

By Ann Reardon

Published 2021

  • About

Croquembouche (pronounced crockenbush) are beautiful towers of pastry cream-filled profiteroles held together with caramelized sugar. It is a truly impressive centerpiece, yet surprisingly easy to make. If you want an easier option, you can of course make individual profiteroles and top each one with melted milk chocolate.


Choux Pastry

  • 1 cup (250 mL / 8.4 fl oz) water


Choux Pastry

Heat the oven to 425°F (220°C).

Place the water and butter in a saucepan and heat until melted. Add the flour all at once and stir until the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. Continue to stir over heat for anoth