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Cream Horns

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cream-horns-recipe, puff-pastry-cream-horns
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 210kcal


  • 1-2 teaspoon softened butter to grease horn molds
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed per package instructions
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 2 teaspoon cold water
  • powdered sugar for dusting
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cup granulated sugar plus additional as needed to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tarter
  • assorted berries for garnishing optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • Brush 12 large metal french horn cones with softened butter.
  • On a non stick surface unroll puff pastry into approximately an 9-10 x 8 inch rectangle. Using a sharp knife or a pastry cutter, cut into ¾ inch strips. Wind pastry strips around metal cones, starting at narrow end, slightly overlapping layers, to form a spiral. (When cutting the strips, strive for even size, don't stress over exact width)
  • Brush puff pastry on all sides with beaten egg wash. Dust with powdered sugar. Place seam side down on pan.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden and puffed. Let cool completely on metal forms.
  • To prepare filling: Use an electric mixer to whip cream, vanilla and cream of tarter until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, adjusting amount to taste.
  • Gently remove cooled cream horns from metal forms and fill with whipped cream, using a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off.
  • Serve immediately dusted with additional powdered sugar and fresh berries, if desired.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • The purpose of the cream of tarter is to help stabilize the whipped cream.
  • When making in advance, store unfilled pastry horns in an airtight container at room temperature. Fill with whipped cream just before serving.
  • To store filled cream horns, place into an airtight container lined with a paper towel for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 344IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg