Whipped Goat Cheese Gougères With Glazed Walnuts + Jalapeños

Your new favorite appetizer! These toasty little (easy to make) gougeres are stuffed with a fancy-spicy-crunchy-sweet dip that will knock your socks off. No really. Make 'em!
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We need a new party snack, don’t we? These little nuggets remind me of a very sophisticated bar snack. Something that would be equally at home next to a glass of champagne or watching football. Which sounds a little bit how I’d describe myself if we threw in a propensity for lounging and Netflix binges. And yes, I think they would work in either situation here as well.

First, let’s talk gougères. They’re delightful. Lovely. Perfect with a glass of bubbly or rosé. Or bubbly rosé, my personal fav. The filling hints at being onion-dip-esque, without caramelizing any pesky onions over a hot, steamy stovetop. The jalapeños may give you pause, and that’s fair. It felt a little risky when I added them in whilst testing. BUT MAN, was I so happily surprised. We scrape the seeds and ribs out, so they are not too hot and provide us the perfect amount of heat that partners up beautifully with the delicious crunchy, sweet glazed walnuts laced throughout the dip. And yes, I’m calling it a dip when it stands alone (apart from the gougeres) because nothing sounds yummier than smearing this on crackers until I’m bursting at the seams.

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Whipped Goat Cheese Gougeres With Glazed Walnuts + Jalapeños

Your new favorite appetizer! These toasty little (easy to make) gougeres are stuffed with a fancy-spicy-crunchy-sweet dip that will knock your socks off. No really. Make ’em!
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Course: Appetizer


For the Gougères

  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ¾ cup (177 ml) whole milk
  • ¼ cup (59 ml) water
  • 8 tablespoons (113 g unsalted butter)
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups (204 g) all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs, (room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup (40 g/1.2 ounces) parmesan cheese, (finely shredded)

For the Whipped Goat Cheese Filling

  • 11 ounces goat cheese, (room temperature)
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, (room temperature)
  • 1 ounce Diamond Glazed Walnuts, (finely minced)
  • 6 tablespoons jalapeño, (seeded, ribs removed, finely minced (about 2 jalapeños))
  • 2 tablespoons chives, (finely minced)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, (finely minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) heavy whipping cream, (room temperature)


For the Gougères

  • Preheat the oven to 400F (204C) and move a rack into the top third of the oven. Line several baking sheets with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and heavy whipping cream and set aside.
  • Place the milk, water, butter and sea salt in a medium, heavy-bottom saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until the butter melts and then turn up the heat to medium-high and you start to see bubbles around the exterior of the pan. Dump all of the flour into the saucepan and stir rapidly with a wooden spoon until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the pan and a mass forms.
  • Scrape the mixture into the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and let the mixture cool for a couple of minutes. With the mixer on low add in the eggs one at a time, making sure that one is well blended before adding in the next. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is combined.
  • Use a 1 1/2 tablespoon cookie scoop (or estimate) to heap mounds onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving 1 1/2 inches between mounds. With a damp (not dripping wet) finger smooth over the tops. Brush the tops with the egg-cream wash and sprinkle each one with a pinch of parmesan.
  • Bake in the top third of the oven for 23-25 minutes or until golden brown. Once out of the oven, pierce the side of each cheese puff with a small knife to release some steam.

For the Whipped Goat Cheese Filling

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with a paddle add the goat cheese and cream cheese and mix on medium for 8 minutes until smooth, fluffy and well blended. Add in the walnuts, jalapeño, chives, garlic, sea salt and mix on medium until everything is evenly distributed throughout, about 4 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a plastic bag (or pastry bag), cut a small hole in the corner and pipe into the hole that you pierced. Serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to serve. If you chill them, bring back to room temp before serving (you could even give them a quick 1-2 minute blast of heat in a warm oven to toast them up).
Thanks for baking with me! Please rate + comment this recipe and tag me on social @displacedhousewife #displacedhousewife so I can see your beautiful treats! xo

These Whipped Goat Cheese Gougères With Glazed Walnuts + Jalapeños were created in collaboration with Diamond of California. A big thank you to them + you for supporting the brands I work with! xo


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  • Veronica September 9, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    5 stars
    These whipped goat cheese gougeres are just the type of snack that would be lovely for my sister’s homecoming party! Thank you for sharing.

  • Morgan July 31, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    5 stars
    These look absolutely delightful!!!!! I need them in my life NOW. As always i love your creations!!! Xoxo

    • Rebecca Firth July 31, 2019 at 8:04 PM

      Thank you so much Morgan!! They are so yummy!!! xoxo

  • Kimberly Smith July 31, 2019 at 5:23 PM

    5 stars
    I love this! I’m definitely going to make these savory gougeres because my family loves onion dip and heat. Love the cross section photo of the stuffed gougeres! ❤️

    • Rebecca Firth July 31, 2019 at 8:04 PM

      Hi Kimberly! That makes me so happy to hear — I Hope you all love them!!!!! xoxo