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Savory Cream Puffs with Onion Cream Filling

These savory cream puffs are a plain, egg flavored appetizer, which are great for hungry guests. The creamy onion filling goes perfectly with them. The history of cream puffs tells us that they probably originated in Italy or France and are famous for being hollow inside. It is simple to make these easy party appetizers and you can start with the following recipe for cream puffs and then maybe make some with cheese and mustard or mixed herbs in the mixture.

You might like to fill these egg cream puffs with something other than the onion filling because they are hollow. A contrasting tangy salsa or seafood sauce would be nice. You could even stuff them with homemade coleslaw or crab salad in pink sauce for something unusual. These are delicious appetizers for when you want something warm and filling and you can stuff them with anything you like. Serving the cream puffs warm with a chilled filling is nice.

If you are looking for holiday appetizer recipes or fancy appetizer recipes, these onion cream stuffed cream puffs are delicious. They are very simple to make and difficult to get wrong if you follow the recipe.

How to Make Cream Puffs
Summary: These savory cream puffs are gorgeous. The onion and sour cream filling goes inside the soft pastry, and these are sure to be the highlight of any party.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Appetizer Recipes
Serves: 8
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  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
For the Filling:
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 ¼ cups sour cream
  • 1 oz package dry onion soup mix
  • ⅛ cup chopped green onion
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter in a pan and add the boiling water.
  3. Stir in the flour and salt and keep cooking the mixture until you get a ball that does not separate.
  4. Take it off the heat and let it cool a bit.
  5. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating the mixture until smooth after each addition.
  6. Drop tablespoons of the dough on to a greased baking tray 3 inches apart from each other, and bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Combine the filling ingredients and chill the mixture in the refrigerator.
  8. Let the cream puffs cool on a rack, and then slice them in half.
  9. Take out the soft dough from inside.
  10. Put a spoonful of onion filling in each one and serve them warm.

Photo Description:

You can see from the photo how delicious these fluffy cream puffs look. The chilled creamy onion filling is the perfect contrast to the warm cream puffs and these delicious appetizers make a change from bread and butter. The recipe for cream puffs can also be used to make sweet cream puffs, which are filled with sweet whipped cream and topped with chocolate sauce or something similar, but the savory version is really good too and if you make cream puffs as easy party appetizers, they are sure to be appreciated. Served fresh from the oven, these cream puffs have a wonderful aroma, which will tempt everyone to have one.

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