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Apple Profiteroles with Cinnamon Cream Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups diced apples
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Special equipment needed:
- Piping bag with a round tip
- Baking sheet
- Mixing bowls
- Hand mixer or stand mixer

Step-by-step instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine water, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
3. Add flour and stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan.
4. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until the mixture is smooth and glossy.
6. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a round tip.
7. Pipe small mounds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed.
9. In a separate bowl, mix diced apples, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.
10. In another bowl, whip heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
11. Once the profiteroles are done, let them cool for a few minutes.
12. Cut the top off each profiterole and fill with the apple mixture.
13. Top with a dollop of cinnamon cream and replace the top of the profiterole.
14. Serve immediately.


Time:
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
5. Temperature:
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Serving size:
This recipe makes 12-15 apple profiteroles.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 210
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 9g
Cholesterol: 105mg
Sodium: 70mg
Carbohydrates: 15g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 8g
Protein: 3g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- You can use any type of apple you prefer.
- If you don't have heavy cream, you can use whipped cream or whipped topping instead.

Variations:
- Instead of apples, you can use other fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, or peaches.
- You can add a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce on top of the profiteroles.

Tips and tricks:
- Make sure to beat the eggs well to ensure the mixture is smooth and glossy.
- Use a piping bag with a round tip to pipe the mixture onto the baking sheet.
- Let the profiteroles cool for a few minutes before cutting them open and filling them.

Storage instructions:
Store the apple profiteroles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat the profiteroles, place them in a preheated oven at 350°F for 5-7 minutes.

Presentation ideas:
Arrange the apple profiteroles on a platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Garnishes:
You can garnish the profiteroles with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a few apple slices.

Pairings:
Serve the apple profiteroles with a cup of coffee or tea.

Suggested side dishes:
These apple profiteroles make a great dessert on their own, but you can also serve them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a side of fresh fruit.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the profiteroles don't puff up, make sure the oven is preheated to the correct temperature and that the mixture is piped onto the baking sheet in small mounds.
- If the profiteroles are too soft or doughy, bake them for a few more minutes until they are golden brown and crispy.

Food safety advice:
Make sure to store the apple profiteroles in an airtight container in the refrigerator to prevent bacterial growth.

Food history:
Profiteroles originated in France and were traditionally filled with whipped cream or pastry cream. This recipe adds a twist by filling them with apples and cinnamon cream.

Flavor profiles:
The apple profiteroles have a sweet and slightly tart flavor from the apples, which is complemented by the warm and spicy cinnamon cream.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the apple profiteroles as a dessert after a dinner party or as a sweet treat for a special occasion.

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Taste: Sweet, Creamy, Cinnamon, Apple