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Ham & Egg Brunch Puffs

This recipe wasn't handed down from my mother—it was passed "up" from my granddaughter! It's now a favorite dish for Mother's Day…and year-round as well. —Judy Gochenour, Logan, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Drop by 1/4 cupfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake 35 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack. Immediately split puffs open; remove and discard tops and soft dough from inside. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute green pepper and onion in butter until tender. In a medium bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. Add to skillet, stirring over medium heat until almost done. Add ham and cheese; stir until eggs are set. Spoon into puffs. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 brunch puff: 363 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 338mg cholesterol, 809mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.
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