Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Puffs


Add this blue cheese recipe to your file of surefire cocktail party winners! If you don't have a pastry bag, use a small cookie scoop or a spoon to shape the blue cheese puff recipe.

Blue Cheese and Pine Nut Puffs
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
100 puffs


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cup finely crumbled Roquefort® or other blue cheese (8 ounces)

  • 1 cup finely shredded Gruyère cheese (4 ounces)

  • ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted*


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium saucepan combine the water, butter, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Immediately add flour all at once; stir vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball. Remove from heat. Cool for 10 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Stir in Roquefort cheese, Gruyère cheese, and pine nuts.

  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Transfer dough to a pastry bag. Pipe 1-inch mounds of dough, 1 inch apart, onto prepared baking sheets.**

  3. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden and firm, rotating sheets halfway through baking if necessary for even browning. Serve warm or at room temperature.

To Make Ahead

Prepare as directed, except cool completely. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, preheat oven to 375°F. Bake frozen puffs about 5 minutes or until warm.


To toast pine nuts, in a medium skillet cook nuts over medium heat about 3 minutes or until toasted, shaking pan frequently. Turn out onto paper towels; cool.


We used a 1/2-inch open star tip for piping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

124 Calories
10g Fat
4g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 25
Calories 124
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Protein 5g
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 38mg 1%
Folate, total 20.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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