Friday, December 30, 2011

chocolate eclair dessert

This is a dessert recipe that my friend Ruth used to make when she hosted Partners in Medicine events.  It's delicious!

chocolate eclair dessert (my friend Ruth D.)
1 stick butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 cup flour
4 eggs
2 small packages instant vanilla pudding (or use chocolate pudding!)
3 cups milk
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounce container Cool Whip

Bring to boil water, butter and salt.  Remove from heat, cool slightly and add the flour.  Stir well with a wire whisk.  Add the eggs 1 at a time stirring well between.  Spread the mixture onto a large greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.  It bakes up puffy and lumpy.  Mix the pudding with 3 cups milk, add the cream cheese and beat well.   Spread the pudding onto the cooled crust.  Top with Cool Whip.  Drizzle with chocolate syrup and nuts.

What I have to say- I cooked my pastry on two half-size baking sheets because my refrigerator is not wide enough to store a full size baking sheet...just something to keep in mind.  Makes a ton!


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  2. Looks and sounds awfully good!!!!!!!! But isn't this a recipe for what
    my favorite aunt used to call, "Lush"? You can also make it with crushed graham crackers or crushed chocolate refrigerator cookies for the crust layer. Yum any way you fork it!