Cheese Puffs with Salsa Cream Filling

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 425*.
  • Grease 2 baking sheets.
  • To make dough: In a heavy 2 qt.
  • saucepan, combine 1 cup water with butter, salt, pepper,and nutmeg.
  • When butter has melted and water is boiling, remove pan from heat andd beat in flour all at once with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir vigorously until the mixture forms a ball and leaves sides of pan.
  • (If it doesn't, return pan to heat and beat hard 1 to 2 mins., until it forms a ball).
  • Off of the heat, beat in 4 eggs, 1 at a time until each is thoroughly incorporated.
  • Beat in 1 cup of grated cheese.
  • Transfer the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/2" tip.
  • Pipe rounds on the prepared baking sheets, each about 1 inch in diameter, 1" high, and 2" apart.
  • With a pastry brush, very carefully brush the tops of the rounds with some of the egg wash, being sure not to let any drip onto the baking sheets.
  • (It will act like glue and prevent puffs from puffing).
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the tops of the rounds.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 mins.
  • or until golden and crisp.
  • Remove from the oven and turn off the oven.
  • With the tip of a small, sharp knife, pierce the top side of each puff, then return the baking sheets to the oven to dry for 10 mins.
  • Remove and let cool on wire racks.
  • While the puffs are baking or as they cool, make the filling: Drain the salsa.
  • In a bowl combine the cream cheese with half of the drained salsa.
  • Add salsa to taste.
  • With a small sharp knife, cut off the top half of the puffs.
  • Spoon filling into each puff and place the tops of the puffs back on.
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