12 Eclair Recipes That We Can’t Wait to Make Again
Traditionally topped with a layer of chocolate icing, eclairs are a decadent cream-filled French pastry. From miniature versions to eclair tortes, we've rounded up the best eclair recipes for you.
Courtesy Gluten Free Alchemist
Topped with a rich dark chocolate ganache, it’s hard to believe this vanilla cream-filled eclair recipe by Gluten Free Alchemist is made with a homemade gluten-free flour blend! Kate Dowse provides several helpful substitutions, such as the use of whipped coconut cream or nondairy milk if you’re looking to make these eclairs dairy-free as well. New to the world of gluten-free cooking? Here are gluten-free and dairy-free recipes to help get you started.
Courtesy Christina Lane
If the temptation of having leftovers is deterring you from making dessert, try this eclair recipe by Christina Lane of Dessert for Two, which, like the blog name suggests, is perfect for two. With just 30 minutes needed for prep time, you’ll end up with six mini chocolate eclairs—perfect with your morning cup of joe or after-dinner dessert.
Courtesy Kudos Kitchen by Renée
Welcome the onset of warmer spring weather with this strawberry-themed eclair recipe from Kudos Kitchen by Renée. To prevent your choux pastry from deflating before you fill it with cream, blogger Renée Goerger recommends poking a hole on the side as soon as they come out of the oven.
Courtesy The Flavor Bender
This foolproof eclair recipe by The Flavor Bender is a well-tested guide to making perfect chocolate eclairs every. single. time. Though these eclairs are typically filled with a rich but classic vanilla cream filling, blogger Dini Kodippili offers up three more variations, including a much lighter chantilly cream option.
Courtesy Little Lighthouse Baking Co.
Think a good choux pastry isn’t possible without eggs or milk? Think again! Thanks to some ingenious substitutions—like JUST Egg and soy milk—you’d never know this honey and yogurt eclair recipe by Little Lighthouse Baking Co. is vegan. Eduardo and Jimmy Farillo recommend making and refrigerating their vegan honey-like syrup a day in advance in order to get the consistency just right.
Courtesy Tatyana's Everyday Food
These festive peppermint eclairs by Tatyana’s Everyday Food are the perfect dessert to make, now that the Hallmark Channel is playing Christmas movies all year long. If you end up with some not-so-great-looking eclairs and want to hide the imperfections, blogger Tatyana Nesteruk suggests reserving some peppermint filling and piping it as frosting on top.