Rye Party Puffs Recipe
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Rye Party Puffs Recipe

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I can't go anywhere without taking along my puffs. They're pretty enough for a wedding reception yet also hearty enough to snack on while watching football on television. A platterful of these will disappear even with a small group. —Kelly Williams, La Porte, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup rye flour
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • Caraway seeds
  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 packages (2 ounces each) thinly sliced deli corned beef, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown or horseradish mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 10 small pimiento-stuffed olives, chopped


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water and butter to a boil. Add the flours, parsley, garlic powder and salt all at once; stir until a smooth balls forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat until smooth.
  2. Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with caraway. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes or until golden. Remove to wire racks. Immediately cut a slit in each puff to allow steam to escape; cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the first eight filling ingredients. Stir in olives. Split puffs; add filling. Refrigerate. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Rye Party Puffs in Taste of Home October/November 1997, p25

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JudoMomof4 223242
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2015

"absolutely delicious!"

puffybloomers 20786
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2014

"these are really good. not the best appetizer i've ever made but good"

golfergeneva 44308
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"I liked the ingredients in this recipe but was pressed for time so I made the filling and it was spread on party rye bread!!! Everyone enjoyed this appetizer and had lots of requests for recipe...."

stenczar 77843
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"Followed the recipe exactly and got a thumbs up from 5 taste testers. I personally think I would double the corned beef next time."

bandymandy 20785
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2012

"The puffs are really great. Next time I will try more meat as I thought the filling flavor was a bit bland"

violet_marie 44305
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"if i take these to a party i had better come with plenty of copies of the recipe. only thing i have changed is to go easy on the amount of filling. any leftover goes great on crackers, etc."

Cookiemaster13 47978
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"Fantastic - I only used one 8 oz cream cheese. I substituted the mustard for Dijon & added 2 oz of extra meat. Wonderful. Can't wait to make it again!"

chmcarr 202392
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"This recipe showed up in Taste of Homes years ago. My aunt decided to try the recipe for a pot luck. The puffs were a huge hit. We have been making these for get togethers ever since."

sstetzel 19696
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"<p>The puffs could absolutely be made ahead and froze.  Once they're completely cooled, pack them in a freezer bag or other suitable container for your freezer and store them for several weeks.  If they're a little soggy when you thaw them - pop them back in the oven for a couple minutes.</p><p>Then just fill them before serving!  You could even make the filling a day or two ahead if you needed to.   It would make prepping the day of your event much easier.</p>"

khcrozier 77842
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2012

"how do these hold up to freezing? Would you freeze the puffs unfilled? Thank you."

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