Party Puffs Recipe
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Party Puffs Recipe

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For a substantial appetizer, you can't go wrong with mini sandwiches. Instead of serving egg or ham salad on ordinary bread, I like to present them on homemade puff pastry.—Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:90 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 90 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 6 hard-cooked large eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chutney, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) deviled ham
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped green pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 egg salad-stuffed puff equals 38 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. 1 ham salad-stuffed puff equals 40 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny. Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Immediately cut a slit in each puff to allow steam to escape; cool completely.
  4. In separate bowls, combine the ingredients for egg salad filling and ham salad filling. Split puffs and remove soft dough from inside. Just before serving, spoon fillings into cream puffs; replace tops. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 7-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Party Puffs in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p35

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"These are fun to make. Everyone likes them but I have had to tweak the seasoning a bit to bring more flavor our in the "egg salad" portion. I've gone a curry flavor route as well as a ranch dressing mix too."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"If the puff pastry is baked properly, there shouldn't be any soft dough in the center."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"I have made this several times an it is always a hit. People especailly like the egg salad. I have never gotten 7 1/2 dozen out of the recipe though, most often 3 to 4 dozen."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009

"These are top notch!!!"

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