Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry by “Tessa”

These pastry sandwiches are the perfect finger food for any function.

My dear friend Terri Hall turned me on to Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. Her recipes are absolutely delicious, and this one is as easy as can be. If you are a visual learner, you can watch Ina make this recipe by clicking here!
From start to finish, this recipe will take you about 45 minutes.

Mustard, ham, then Gruyere

1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrosted (recommended: Pepperidge Farm)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 pound black forest ham, sliced
1/2 pound Swiss Gruyere cheese, sliced
1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash

Use a fork to press edges together

Golden brown and delicious

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place a piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan.

Lay 1 sheet of puff pastry on a floured board and carefully roll it out to 10 by 12 inches. Place it on a sheet pan and brush the center with the mustard, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Place a layer first of ham and then cheese, also leaving a 1-inch border. Brush the border with the egg wash.

Place the second sheet of puff pastry on the floured board and roll it out to 10 by 12inches. Place the second sheet on top of the filled pastry, lining up the edges. Cut the edges straight with a small, sharp knife and press together lightly. Brush the top with egg wash and cut a few slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes and serve hot or warm.

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2 Responses to Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry by “Tessa”

  1. GOTA says:

    You rock! This looks WONDERFUL!!!

  2. Ali says:

    Ali 5 Star Rating: I made this for a dinner date and it was pretty easy and yummy too! I will make this again!

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