Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins
These are really pretty and fun to make! I love to make them for Showers and parties! The filling will remind you of cheesecake!Times do not include chilling time.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup butter, cold, cut up
- 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1 egg yolk
- powdered sugar
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- Position knife blade in food processor. Add flour and butter and pulse 4 or 5 timestil mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add sour cream and egg.
- Process til dough forms a ball and leaves sides of bowl.
- Divide in half, wrap with plastic wrap, and chill 6-8 hours.
- Roll out each ball of pastry on a lightly floured surface to an 1/8" thickness.
- Cut pastry into 3" squares.
- Gently press each square into a 1 3/4" muffin pan leaving corners extending beyond edge.
- Spoon 1 teaspoons filling into each prepared shell.
- Fold corners over filling and pinch together at the top.
- Chill 30 minutes.
- Bake at 375º for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Cheese filling:.
- To make the cheesecake-like filling, beat all ingredients at medium speed til smooth and fluffy.
Oh man oh man are these babies good!!!! I made these for a sweet breakfast pastry this morning and served with some fruit. I must admit that I cheated and used frozen puffed pastry that I thawed and then cut into 3 inch squares, as it was easier and might be a SI for ZWT!!! But next time would follow the quick directions for the dough!! I made 11 of the puffs, so only made 1/2 of the sweet cheese filling. I added almost 1 Tablespoon of the filling to each puff and they turned out wonderful!! No more buying them at the bakery!! Thanks Kelly for sharing this yummy recipe!!
Delicious! There's a restaurant/bakery in the Bay Area called Fatapples and they have the best cheese puffs. Everytime I visit my family I try to make it there to buy a dozen of these yummy treats. These are totally like them. Now I don't have to travel to have them anymore. The only thing I changed- I found that 3 x 3 pastry squares was too small. I made them 4.5 x 4.5. Thank you so much for sharing!!!
What a walk down memory lane. I grew up in Berkeley and went to school down the street from the ORIGINAL Fat Albert's (copy right made them change the name in the late 80's) and probsbly had a cheese puff everyday of my school life in Jr. High yes these are just about spot on. Thank you for the memories delish!