Cranberry-Cream Cheese and Bacon Puffs

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
15 servings
55 min

The holiday's will be here before we know it! Like everything this year, entertaining this holiday season will be a bit different, but we still have to eat right? One of our families favorite things to do during the holidays is snack! We munch on little finger foods while playing board games, watching movies, or just visiting. So I like I have a few of these yummy appetizers on hand just in case. These puffs are so quick and easy to whip up and can be prepped the night before too! Inside the buttery puff is a filling that is a literal flavor explosion in every bite!

Cranberry-Cream Cheese and Bacon Puffs
Recipe details
  • 15  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 55 min
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For the Puffs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
For the Filling
  • 4 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 4 slices bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 green onion diced
For the puffs
Preheat an oven to 400. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine water and butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. When butter is melted slowly whisk in flour. Keep whisking until ingredients form a ball (1 minute). Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes.
Place the batter into a food processor or medium bowl. Add in the eggs one at a time. If using a food processor pulse until each egg is combined. When the last egg is added pulse until batter is smooth.
Drop dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet using a two tablespoon measuring spoon, or (2) one tablespoons.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Gently remove puffs from the oven and place them in a no-draft location until cool.
For the Filling
Combine cream cheese, honey, and mayo in a medium bowl. Whisk together until smooth.
Add in garlic powder, rosemary, cranberries, green onion, and bacon. Mix until combined.
Refrigerate until ready to assemble puffs.
To assemble Puffs
Using a sharp serrated knife, cut the puffs in half.
Place about 1 Tablespoon of the filling into the bottom half of the puff.
Put the top back on and serve.
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