Ham 'n' Egg Cream Puffs Recipe
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Ham 'n' Egg Cream Puffs Recipe

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“I’ve had this yummy, change-of-pace recipe for leftover ham so long, I can’t remember where it originated,” recalls Barbara Kemmer in Rohnert Park, California. “But my husband simply loves it!”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • FILLING:
  • 5 teaspoons butter
  • 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 hard-cooked egg, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon diced pimientos, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 518 calories, 34 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 315 mg cholesterol, 1,378 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add egg; beat well. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Stir in caraway seeds.
  2. Drop by rounded 1/4 cupfuls 3 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; discard soft dough from inside. Cool.
  3. For filling, in a saucepan, melt butter; stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add ham, hard-cooked egg, green pepper and pimientos if desired; heat through. Spoon into puffs; replace tops. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Egg Cream Puffs in Cooking for 2 Winter 2006, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 518 calories, 34 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 315 mg cholesterol, 1,378 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2014

My husband said this is amazing! Great texture with the puffed pastry. Also I took some of the other reviewers recommendations and added cheddar cheese and hot sauce. Next time I would add like to try sausage gravy in these vessels. I also used reduced fat cheese and fat free skim milk.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

Ham and egg cream puffs turn out so beautifully, it's one my family requests every chance they get. It's one we'll be making many more times and it's definitely going in my recipe box.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

Absolutely awesome tasting for left over ham. It is so simple to make if you follow the directions. My husband and I love cheese with ham and eggs, so I usually throw in about a 8 ounces of Kraft Classic Melt cheese. If you want a "little kick", I have also splashed a couple drops of Tabasco in the sauce while the cheese is melting.

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