Appetizer: Mozzarella Cheese Puffs

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These make a ton of puffy cheese cubes! They can be made ahead of a party, frozen, and popped onto a tray for hot appetizers in a jiffy.


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2 loaves French Bread – cubed
2 sticks salted butter
12 green onions
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. garlic seasoning (your choice – I used Johnny’s Garlic Spread Seasoning)

8 oz. cream cheese
2-3 cups shredded mozzarella
1/2 c. half-n-half
3 eggs – separated for meringue

1. Start melting your butter, and once hot, add the green onions, minced garlic, salt, pepper and seasoning. Stir and let bubble for a minute.

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Cut your cream cheese into a few pieces and add to the mixture. Melt and stir – this takes a few minutes!

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Now, here is where I thought I ruined my puff mix. Add your mozzarella and start stirring. OH DEAR. It’s clumping up, and the butter is sitting on top. Keep stirring and add your 1/2 cup of half-n-half. It starts to break up, just keep stirring.

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Here is where it gets nice… separate your eggs. Toss the whites into a fast mixer on high, until they get nice and fluffy – about 2 minutes.

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Add this to your puff mixture. How does it look now? Keep stirring until you can’t see the butter anymore.

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Now to coat the bread cubes – add just a handful at a time, stir to coat, and then place on a greased cookie sheet. Work fast because as it cools it’s harder to coat the bread.

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Place uncooked in the freezer until hard. Put in bags and wait for the next party. OR bake at 350 degrees for 20-27 minutes. Just until brown. Enjoy!

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