Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ham & Cheese Pie

With A Blast: Ham & Cheese Pie  { quick and easy! }  #savorypie  #puffpastry  #ham #cheese


This pie is incredibly quick and easy to make and you should have everything on hand. I always have a few rolls of frozen puff-pastry in the freezer and the other ingredients are all everyday goods.

You can of course change the ingredients to whatever you have on hand. I have experimented with a couple of different versions but like this one best and it seems to be a favorite with all. This is perfect for a light dinner, lunch, party snack, picnic food - basically for all occasions.  

I usually prepare everything in the morning {if making on a Friday or Saturday}, keep it chilled and then stick the pie into the oven when the game start - by halftime ... we're ready to eat !

With A Blast: Ham & Cheese Pie   #savorypies

Looks good, doesn't it? - half the pie is gone already !


HAM & CHEESE PIE

{6 - 8 servings}

2 rolls Frozen Puff Pastry, defrosted
1 TB Olive Oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 Large Red Bell Pepper, chopped
4 - 6 TB Mustard  {your favorite}
15 Slices of your favorite Ham  {it should be enough for a double layer if sliced thinly}
3 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 Egg, beaten

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 200 deg C (400 deg F) - line a baking sheet with baking paper.
2.) Heat the Olive Oil in a medium pan - saute the Onion and Red Bell pepper until soft - keep aside.
3.) Place 1 sheet of Puff Pastry on the prepared baking sheet - spread the Mustard over the Puff Pastry already on the baking sheet - arrange the Ham slices over the Mustard {leaving a small border all round - see pic following} - sprinkle the Cheddar cheese over and scoop the Onion/Pepper mixture over the cheese.


With A Blast
{this is what the pie should look like by now}

4.) Finally place the second sheet of Puff Pastry over the mixtures - pinch all sides closed using your fingers - make sure it is well sealed.
5.) Brush with the beaten Egg - bake for 30 - 40 minutes until puffed and golden brown.


Serve on it's own or with a salad or two. 

tip: when slicing the pie - use a sharp knife and slice in a sawing motion.

Ciao for now,

With A Blast

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5 comments:

  1. Linda, this looks awesome! My family would love this! Pinned! :)

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  2. Yummmm! This sounds good and easy - and I know my family would love this, Linda!

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  3. yum this sounds like a great lunch idea for the weekend

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  4. Oh my that looks wonderful. So glad you shared at Weekend Potluck.

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  5. Linda, this is just a wonderful easy dish that my family would love for breakfast. We are having a brunch baby shower for my daughter and we were trying to figure out what to fix so this would be a great idea. Stopped by via Freedom Fridays and when I saw your picture I couldn't resist checking it out. Have a great weekend!
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