Chicken Pecan Cream Puff Appetizer
smoked poultry and toasted pecans stuffed into little baked puffs
This is a delicious and different tasting hors d'oeuvre baked cream puffs
filled with smoked chicken, cream cheese, pecans and mayonnaise.
Prep Time: 40 min
Cook Time: 20 min
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup boiling water
1/2 cup flour, sifted
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup Pecans, toasted, finely chopped
3/4 cup smoked chicken, cooked, chopped finely
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1-1/2 ounce cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
Salt, to taste
zest of one lemon, divided
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a medium saucepan combine butter and boiling water; add flour and salt
all at once stirring vigorously until it forms a ball; remove from heat,
add eggs beating until smooth.
Put level teaspoons of batter on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 17 to 22 minutes or until lightly brown; remove from oven;
cut off the tops, remove and discard doughy centers. Set puffs aside.
In a skillet melt butter over moderate heat; add pecans, toast until
golden; transfer to a small bowl and combine with the chicken, mayonnaise, cheese, nutmeg,
salt and zest of 1/2 lemon (reserve 1/2 for garnish). Mix well and fill the puffs.
the remaining lemon zest and serve.
recommendation: Pinot Gris;
Sauvignon Blanc; Riesling; Chardonnay