Love and Confections: Ham and Swiss Puff Pastry Bites

September 1, 2013

Ham and Swiss Puff Pastry Bites

A few weeks ago, I traveled home to North Carolina to visit my family and help my Mom host a Bridal Shower Brunch for my cousin - and you all know how much I LOVE Brunch. Her favorite color is purple so everything was decorated with that in mind.

All the local mothers helped by bringing food. We had a great spread including a French Toast Casserole, Mini Frittatas, Deviled Eggs, Hash Brown Casserole, Tomato-Pesto Tarts, a build-your-own Yogurt Parfait and a Mimosa Bar.

I helped Mom with all the decorations as well as the Puff Pastry Bites and French Macarons. We also had a dessert table with Cupcakes, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Mints and Peach Cake.

I think she enjoyed herself and had a great Bridal Shower. Congratulations and I cannot wait for the wedding in October!

Ham and Swiss Puff Pastry Bites
inspired by Pinterest

Ham and Swiss Puff Pastry Bites Ingredients:
 - 1 package Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed overnight in refigerator
 - 1 pound shaved deli Ham
 - 1/4 pound sliced deli Swiss Cheese, cut in half
 - 1-2 eggs beaten with 1-2 tablespoons water for Egg Wash

Ham and Swiss Puff Pastry Bites Directions:
 - Heat oven to 425F and lightly spray some baking sheets.
 - Lightly flour a surface to roll out one Puff Pastry Sheet at a time. You don't want to stretch or make them too thin, just maybe an extra 1/2 to 1 inch on each side, and to flatten the fold. Cut into 9 equal squares.
 - Set squares on a diagonal in front of you and place a 1/2 slice of Swiss Cheese, followed by some shaved Ham.
 - Using the Egg Wash, fold one side over, brush the corner and fold the other side on top - to create a sealed puff pastry bite. Brush the entire piece of Puff Pastry with the Egg Wash, including the tops, sides, and little corners still visible under the Ham and Swiss.
 - Repeat process with second Puff Pastry Sheet, remembering to work fast, so the fat does not melt out of the sheets before baking - that's what makes it flaky and delicious!
 - Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Can be served warm or at room temperature.

Until next time,

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