Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Ham and Cheese Pastry Thingies

I love puff pastry. I use it for Pot Pie crust, turnovers, and these babies:

Ham & Cheese Pastry Thingies

I have given them the very descriptive name of Ham and Cheese Pastry Thingies. I am able to buy puff pastry in 15cm (around 6 inch) squares in the freezer section for a reasonable price, so that's what I use for these. I like to make these every now and then when Martijn and I are home on a weekend and are having an attack of the munchies. They're quick to put together and quite tasty!

This is tricky to really classify as a recipe because it's sooooo easy, but here goes!

For each "Thingie" you'll need 1 sheet of puff pastry, 1 tbsp shredded cheese, and one slice of ham that you've chopped into bits.

Spritz some baking spray into a muffin cup and lay a sheet of puff pastry over it. Press it into the muffin cup gently to make a little "pastry cup." Sprinkle the cheese and ham into the pastry and then bring all of the corners of the pastry together. Bake at 400 F (200 C) for 15-20 minutes or until the puff pastry has "puffed" and is a nice golden brown.

Ham & Cheese Pastry Thingies

Really, you can put whatever filling you'd like into these! Some other ideas that I've had are broccoli and cheese, red bell pepper and cream cheese, turkey and swiss... the possibilities are endless!

Check out Tasty Tuesday @ it's new home- Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday @ Blessed with Grace for more yummy recipes and for more helpful kitchen tips see Kitchen Tip Tuesday @ tammysrecipes.com.

17 comments:

Lori said...

Oh. My. All I can say is YUM! That looks SO good! And how easy is that?? :) Thank you for sharing that!

Brenda said...

This looks SO good! I can't wait to try it!

Sharon said...

I love a) cheese, b) pastry and c) simplicity. THANKS!!

Noodle said...

this looks yummy and easy enough for me to give it a try!

Wizardress said...

Look delicious, and I'm sure they taste just as good :)

Sonya said...

Lekker!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Okay, with a link title of "filled pastry thingies", you know I had to stop over!!! You are so funny. Those look great, by the way!! Thanks.

Kristen said...

These look great - I think I will have to start stocking the freezer with puff pastry sheets!

pplfichi said...

Cheese on toast is a recipe and so is this! :)

UnfinishedMom said...

Oh yum. These look delicious!

newlyweds said...

Oh my these looks so good, I know my hubby would be in heaven if I made these. thanks for the great idea!

Jnette said...

Mmmmm!!! That looks delicious!

Sherry said...

Wow! These look fabulous! :D I'm going to have to try these!

{ L } said...

Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog. :) This sounds super yummy! I've never tried those pastry shells before, but you're right, you could stuff them with many things. I wish I had a ham and cheese one right now, lol.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love anything with ham and cheese. These look really good.

Martha said...

You are making me hungry, these look delish!!

Tamara said...

Holy bejeebers those look yummy! Fun site. I can't wait to spend more time here.

Post a Comment

Related Posts with Thumbnails