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Bourbon-Beer Cheese Puffs

Bourbon-Beer Cheese Puffs

Bourbon-Beer Cheese Puffs

Every bit as good as they look, these cheesy, scrumptious treats are ideal for parties and game-day snacks any time of the year. Just add Maker’s, your favorite beer and the occasion of your choice.

Serving: 1-1/2 dozen
Ready In:


  • 2 tablespoons Maker’s Mark® Bourbon
  • 8 ounces sharp yellow cheddar cheese, grated (2-1/2 cups)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup beer, preferably bourbon ale
  • 1 teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon mustard, preferably beer mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (17-ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the cheddar, cream cheese, beer, bourbon, paprika and mustard until smooth, scraping the bowl occasionally. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a large resealable plastic bag.
  3. Unwrap and unfold the puff pastry sheets. Cut each into 9 3-inch squares. Snip a 1/2-inch hole in the corner of the bag containing the cheese mixture. Pipe the cheese mixture onto one half of each pastry square, leaving a 1/2-inch rim.
  4. In a small bowl, beat the egg with 1 tablespoon water. Brush the egg wash on the rim of a pastry square. Fold the pastry in half to form a triangle, press the edges to seal and then press with the tines of a fork. Repeat with the remaining pastries. Transfer to the prepared pan, spacing 1/2 inch apart. Brush the tops of the pastry with the egg wash.
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, leaving behind any cheese that may have oozed out of the pastry. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tags: Recipes, Appetizers, Hungry, Cheddar Cheese, Beer, Paprika, Mustard, Salt, Pepper, Puff Pastry, Eggs