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Cheddar Gougeres

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

3 dozen

Gougeres-French cheesy cream puffs-are usually made with Gruyere cheese but I often substitute with the sharpest cheddar I can find for bolder flavor. Make this recipe your own with the cheese of your choice. —Bridget M. Klusman, Otsego, Michigan
Cheddar Gougeres Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh chives
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water, butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt 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. Stir in cheese, chives and garlic.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 1 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Bake at 375° for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Can you freeze Cheddar Gougeres?

Cover and freeze cooled puffs on waxed paper-lined baking sheets until firm. Transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, reheat puffs on a greased baking sheet in a preheated 375° oven until crisp and heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 gougere: 49 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 176mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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