Hot Pepper Jelly Cheese Puffs Recipe


Preparation Time40 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings4
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Sharp cheddar cheese1⁄2 Pound, grated
 Unsalted butter6 Tablespoon, chilled and cut into small pieces (3/4 Stick)
 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Hot pepper jelly1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 527 Calories from Fat 303

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.2%

Saturated Fat 21.6 g108%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 108.4 mg

Sodium 367.7 mg15.3%

Total Carbohydrates 32 g10.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.84 g3.4%

Sugars 7.4 g

Protein 17 g34.8%

Vitamin A 25.1% Vitamin C 1.8%

Calcium 41% Iron 8.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In the bowl of a food processor, combine the cheese, butter, and flour.
In several 1-second pulses, blend until the mixture resembles coarse meal, then let the food processor run for 5 to 6 seconds until the dough forms into a ball around the blade.
Do not overwork the dough.
Remove from the bowl, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400° F.
Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, working quickly (dampen your hands if the dough sticks), and place the balls one inch apart on a large, ungreased baking sheet.
Bake the cheese puffs until the bottoms are lightly colored but not browned, about 5 minutes.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and form a small depression in the top of each puff with the back of a teaspoon.
Fill each with about 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper jelly.
Immediately return to the oven and continue cooking until golden brown, about 5 more minutes.
Cool slightly before serving.