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A tray filled with chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs with fresh strawberries as garnish
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs may look intimidating to make, but trust me, they're not! As long as you follow a few simple steps, you'll be noshing on one (may two) of these beauties in no time.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Pastry
Keyword: chocolate covered strawberry filled eclairs, chocolate eclairs, strawberry filled eclairs
Servings: 12 eclairs
Calories: 523 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renee - Kudos Kitchen
For the Eclair Shells;
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup butter, cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
For the Strawberry Filling;
  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh, sliced strawberries
For the Chocolate Ganache;
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream, hot, but not boiling
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
To make the Eclair Pastry Shells;
  1. Add water and butter to a saucepan until the water simmer and the butter melts.

  2. Add all the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture comes together into a heavy dough.

  3. Allow the choux paste dough to cool slightly. Approximately 5 minutes.

  4. Add the eggs, one by one, stirring vigorously after each addition. A little elbow grease is required, or you can do this process with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

  5. After the addition of the final egg, the choux paste dough will be smooth and glossy.

  6. Drop approximately 2 tablespoons of the choux paste dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets. Leaving space in between each eclair.

  7. Tap down any spiky points with a wet finger if needed.

  8. Bake the eclair shells in a preheated 400-degree oven for approximately 30 - 35 minutes.

  9. Remove the eclairs from the oven and immediately poke a steam hole in the side of each eclair to let the steam out so they won't deflate as they cool.

  10. Allow the eclair shells to cool completely before using a serrated knife to gently slice tops off each eclair shell.

  11. Gently pull out any of the doughy interiors that may still remain on the inside of each eclair shell to make room for the filling.

  12. Set the shells and tops aside while you prepare the filling.

To prepare the Strawberry Filling;
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, pudding mix, sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture thickens into a heavy whipped mixture.

  2. Gently fold the sliced strawberries into the whipped pudding mixture.

  3. Divide and spoon the pudding and strawberry mixture evenly among the eclair shell bottoms, and gently place the tops of the shells onto each filled eclair.

To make the Chocolate Ganache;
  1. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and stir well until melted and smooth.

  2. Spoon the chocolate ganache liberally over the cream filled eclairs.

  3. Garnish the top of each chocolate covered strawberry filled eclair with a slice of strawberry for garnish.

  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment;

medium saucepan, wooden spoon. whisk, tablespoons, parchment paper or Silpat, baking sheet, large bowl, paring knife and cutting board, microwave-safe bowl, measuring spoons, measuring cups.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Filled Eclairs
Amount Per Serving (1 eclair)
Calories 523 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 166mg7%
Potassium 283mg8%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1165IU23%
Vitamin C 14.4mg17%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.