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Ham and Cheese Puffs

Updated: Oct 5, 2021



This delicious Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry simply must make your post-holiday menu. It is a great way to use up leftover ham and it tastes like a gourmet treat! This breakfast, lunch or dinner treat is a delicious buttery and flaky puff pastry enveloping a mixture of hot ham, melty Swiss cheese, and fresh spinach. If you are looking for a simple and amazing recipe for your next Holiday Honey Baked Ham, look not further!


PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 35 minutes

SERVINGS: 8


INGREDIENTS:

2 (10-inch) Puff Pastry Sheets

2 tablespoons Butter

2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour

1 cup Whole Milk, room temperature

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cups Cooked Ham, diced

2 cups Fresh Spinach

1 1/2 cup Swiss Cheese, grated and divided 1 Egg White, lightly beaten


INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Pre-heat your oven for 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cut the puff pastry sheets into 5-inch (13 cm) squares. Set aside in the refrigerator.

3. Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add flour and salt, cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently.

4. Pour in the warm milk in 2 batches, whisking constantly until smooth and boiling.

5. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally until sauce starts to thicken.

6. Add in spinach and cook for 1 minutes, just until wilted.

7. Add ham and 1 cup of Swiss cheese and stir well. Set aside.

8. Arrange the puff pastry squares on a parchment-limed baking sheet.

9. Top with a heaping spoonful of ham and cheese mixture, and sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese

10. Fold the corners onto the top, forming a smaller square.

11. Brush the pastry with the egg wash, making sure to coat all sides.

12. Bake for 20 minutes, until puffed and golden.


COURSE: Appetizer

CUISINE: American

KEYWORD: Ham and Cheese Puffs, Spinach Puffs

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