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These warm cheese puffs should be slightly crisp on the outside. Perfect for entertaining, they can be made ahead and frozen, then popped into the oven as guests arrive.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995

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1 hr
Servings:
54
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.

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  • Combine water, butter, oil, salt and cayenne in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and add flour. Stir with a wooden spoon until it forms a smooth paste. Return the mixture to low heat and cook, stirring, for about 3 minutes, to dry the paste slightly. Remove from heat and cool for 2 minutes.

  • Lightly whisk together whole eggs and 3 egg whites. Beat one quarter of the egg mixture into the flour paste with a wooden spoon until absorbed. Repeat with 3 more additions of the egg mixture, until the paste is smooth and glossy. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese.

  • Drop 1-inch mounds 1 1/2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets, using a pastry bag or spoon. Lightly beat the remaining egg white and brush it over each puff. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons cheese. Bake, one sheet at a time, until the puffs are firm and well browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Freeze, well-wrapped, for up to 2 months. Reheat for 10 minutes at 350°F.

Nutrition Facts

24 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 1.9g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.1g; fat 1.3g; saturated fat 0.6g; cholesterol 9.1mg; vitamin a iu 49.5IU; folate 7.7mcg; calcium 14.6mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 1mg; potassium 9.4mg; sodium 45.8mg.

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