Pimento Cheese Gougères

  • Author: Autumn Reo of


This easy, yet impressive recipe for pimento cheese gougères will impress your friends when you say it but even more when they eat it.



  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, chopped into pieces)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 grated extra-sharp cheddar
  • 1 cup pimento cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  3. Combine milk, water and butter into sauce pan and bring to a boil over high heat until melted.
  4. Add flour and salt at once, reduce heat to medium and stir mixture with wooden spoon until it pulls away from sides of pan.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool for one minute. Dough should be smooth, thick and shiny.
  6. Add the dough to stand mixer.
  7. Using paddle attachment, mix dough on low speed until dough is not seaming, but isn’t cool before adding eggs.
  8. One a time, add eggs, incorporating into dough before adding next egg.
  9. Next add cheddar and pimento cheese along with seasonings and mix until blended.
  10. Move dough to pastry bag or resealable plastic bag to create heaping tablespoons of dough, two-inches apart on pan.
  11. Bake until golden brown, approximately 15-18 minutes at 400 degrees.
  12. Reduce heat to 300 degrees and continue baking for another 8-10 minutes.
  13. Serve immediately.