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BLT Gourgeres
We love the gougeres. They’re just so good; the super thin and crisp exterior followed by an almost creamy center is really addicting. We changed these up to make a really yummy one bite appetizer and basically put a mini BLT in between a split gougeres. We also loaded up on the black pepper in our gougeres because we love the spice from the black pepper against the cheese puff. Just make sure you make a butt-load because once you set these out for guests, they’ll disappear within minutes. If you’re looking for a simple, yet irresistible appetizer to serve your guests these gougeres might be just what you’re looking for. If you’re more on an introvert, I feel you, and you can make them all for yourself and then eat them like popcorn while watching TV. :) That would be my choice. 
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BLT Stuffed Black Pepper Gougeres

Makes about 30

Ingredients:
black pepper gougeres:
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs
2 ounces gruyere cheese, grated

10 strips of bacon cooked and cut into thirds
10 cherry tomatoes, sliced into thirds
30 arugula leaves

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
2. Pour water into medium pot and add butter and salt and bring to a boil.
3. Once mixture has come to a boil, add flour and quickly stir with a wooden spoon, until dough forms. Continue to stir over medium heat, for about 3 minutes.
4. Place dough into a stand mixer fixed with a paddle attachment and run on medium speed, allowing steam to escape.
5. Once most of the steam has disappeared add the egg, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
6. Fold pepper and cheese into the pate a choux until fully incorporated.
7. Scoop mixture into a piping bag and pipe half dollar sized balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Sprinkle a small amount of black pepper over each puff (gougeres).
8. Bake puffs for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.
9. Allow puffs to cool for 5 minutes.
10. Slice each puff in half and fill with bacon, sliced tomato and arugula. Serve.

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  1. Maryea {happy healthy mama} Not Specified Not Specified

    “Just make sure you make a butt-load”–this cracked me up. I haven’t heard that expression in years. They must be good if you need to make a butt load. ;-)

  2. Martie @ Spunkyrella Not Specified Not Specified

    I love this recipe! I almost drooled on my keyboard, haha. That´s like BLT 2.0.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. andrea wakefield Not Specified Not Specified

    Can the gourgeres be prepared in advance?

  4. Annie @ ciaochowbambina Not Specified Not Specified

    BLT wrapped in anything is special… but this is over the top! Nice!!

  5. The Slow Pace Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my! I want to eat them all!! Because they are adorable and because they look delicious!!!
    Yum!
    xx,
    E.
    http://www.theslowpace.com

  6. Nina @ Ambrosia Not Specified Not Specified

    OH my goodness, these are adorable. Love, love, love this idea, and I’ll be sure to make a butt-load when I make these.

  7. Boozy Epicure Not Specified Not Specified

    So delicious. What a great idea!

  8. Genie Not Specified Not Specified

    These are adorable. If these were at a party, I’d shove them into my mouth when ever there was a break in conversation. I love the last photo. As if someone would take a tiny little bite of one.

  9. Kate @Almond Butter Binge Not Specified Not Specified

    You’re killing me with these. Also, I wanted to call them “adorable” in French in honor of Bastille Day, but then I realized that it’s spelled the same and the accent doesn’t translate. Pretend I did, okay? :P

  10. Sarah @ SnixyKitchen Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! I’ll be the guest hovering over the platter. Better make two butt-loads because I’m going to eat one whole butt-load myself.

  11. Emelyne Not Specified Not Specified

    Tout ça m’a l’air simplement délicieux ! Digne d’un apéritif de chez moi, à Nice. Bravo

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  13. 3girls1apple Not Specified Not Specified

    They look so cute. I wouldn’t even want to eat’em. haha

  14. Rasa @ This Fox Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m a sucker for anything cute and miniaturized like this. These look great! I would totally need to make a butt-load of them…pretty sure it would be a “one for you, one for me” type of thing.

  15. Sandra Simon Not Specified Not Specified

    Planning for a large couple’s wedding shower and would love to made these darling treats. How far in advance could they be made?

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      The gougeres themselves can be made a few days in advance and stored in an airtight container, lined with paper towels (to absorb some of the moisture) and left at room temp. The bacon can also be made two days ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can slice the tomatoes the night before and store them in the fridge. The day of the event just make sure to refresh the gougeres and bacon in the oven to rewarm and re-crisp before assembling, up to 3 hours before the event. Good luck!!

  16. Rachel Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    These are perfection!

  17. aida mollenkamp Not Specified Not Specified

    Yes to this idea — so genius!

  18. Leah Not Specified Not Specified

    These are so cute! Must make for my next party for sure!!

  19. Kate@ ¡Hola! Jalapeño Not Specified Not Specified

    Whoa! Those look like perfect bites.

  20. Kathryn Not Specified Not Specified

    I don’t have a stand mixer. Is an electric hand mixer okay? Or food prossesor?

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  22. Corinne Not Specified Not Specified

    gluten free ideas?

  23. Penny V Not Specified Not Specified

    You’re right….these were the 1st to go at a party last weekend! Besides Bacon, I love pepper too and used Boursin Black Pepper cheese as a little extra peppery goodness. I made the gougeres earlier in the day, along with the bacon, put them in plastic containers and when I got to my friends house, had a couple of friends help me put them together while we caught up. There was quite a few ooohhh myyyyy godddddd’s and other crazy comments. Everyone wanted to know where I “bought” those cute little pepper biscuits…I just smiled and said I made them and directed them to your blog. So perfect. Don’t think about it….just try these!!

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  28. Rachel Not Specified Not Specified

    These are the cutest things I’ve ever seen! So, so adorable and sound absolutely AMAZING. Pinned and on the list to make ASAP :)

  29. Marian Not Specified Not Specified

    So little butter, is that what makes them crisp?

  30. Julie Not Specified Not Specified

    I could see myself easily putting down about 30 of these without even noticing. Love the mini-ness!

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