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Party Puffs

 Party Puffs
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
90 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • EGG SALAD FILLING:
  • 6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chutney, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • HAM SALAD FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.