Ham Cheese & Spinach Puffs

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Ham Cheese & Spinach Puffs
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Ham Cheese & Spinach Puffs - #appetizer #recipe #eatwell101 -  Wow your guests for your next brunch at home with these crisp and melty bites.

Wow your guests for your next brunch with these ham & cheese puffs. Serve with a crisp salad for an easy yet impressive dish with little effort.

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Ingredients list for the Ham Cheese & Spinach Puffs

  • 2 sheets puff pastry (homemade recipe here)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (240ml) warm milk
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • Ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 lb (220g) cooked ham, diced
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, grated

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1. Cut the puff pastry sheets into 5-inch (13cm) squares. Set aside in the refrigerator. Pre-heat your oven to 400°F(200°C).

2. For the bechamel sauce: Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add flour and salt; cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture becomes pale golden with a slightly nutty aroma.

3. Pour warm milk in 2 steps, stirring constantly with wooden spoon and whisk until smooth. Cook the mixture, stirring constantly along the bottom of the saucepan, until boiling, about 7 minutes.

4. Reduce heat to low. Simmer gently until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. If you still have lumps, use your immersion blender!

5.  Stir in spinach and cook for 1 minute. Add ham and half the cheese and stir well. Set aside.

6. Arrange the puff pastry squares on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dollop 1 or 2 tablespoons of the bechamel mixture, top with the remaining half of the grated cheese and close the pockets by folding the corners on top.

7. Make an egg wash using an egg and 1 coffee spoon of cold water. Brush the puff pastry and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until puffed and golden. Serve immediately with a crisp salad.

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  • Hannah

    2023-03-31 08:38:30

    These were super yummy! I have two questions. I have never heard of the coffee spoon unit of measurement. I looked it up online, and some people said it was 2 Tbsp and Wikipedia said it was smaller than a teaspoon. It wasn't a big deal, since I have made an egg wash before. But I was curious. Second, I had a lot of trouble with the puff pastry. It didn't unroll well. It was very stiff and cracked. The squares were broken apart and I couldn't fold the corners over. That isn't the fault of the recipe tho. I did wonder if you have suggestions for store-bought puff pastry. I ended up making it more flatbread style. The pastry puffed up nicely and it was so yummy!

  • Tracy

    2022-12-05 00:46:12

    Made it tonight. Used almond flour instead and added minced garlic, onion powder, little bit of mozzarella cheese. Didn’t have Pastry puffs so we used cresssnt croissants. It was still delicious. Thank you for the recipe ❤️

    Ham Cheese & Spinach Puffs
  • Nancy

    2022-09-19 20:52:19

    Yummy and easy to make I did use store bought pastry and sub in cooked bacon instead of ham.

  • Dawn

    2021-12-31 13:30:07

    Loved it! Even good the next day with a runny egg on top!! :)

  • paige

    2021-12-14 09:23:17

    10/10 ! I used a slice of swiss cheese laid on top of the dough, and I used shredded mozz cheese, and I shredded a little bit of an apple wood smoked cheddar cheese into the mixture. so yummy!! My entire family of 5 inhaled these last night :)

  • Eve

    2021-10-15 12:14:13

    This is a wonderful recipe. Easy to make too! I made it for my partner's potluck, we did a taste test and we wanted to eat them all. Literally made them again in the same week, they're that good!

  • Amy

    2021-06-28 18:47:42

    Superbly delicious. Ive made this for brunch twice and Everyone wanted the recipe! The even reheat well. As a side note, I made mine with Gruyeye instead of swiss. Yummy!!!

  • Meredith

    2021-05-17 19:58:07

    Pretty delicious! Added mustard to the bechamel for some additional tang. I may have overfilled it slightly, but liked the filling to pastry ratio. Just didn't look quite as picturesque.

  • Shelley R.

    2021-02-25 18:21:26

    Delish! I made the puffs on a silpat so no sticking. The bechamel didn’t take so long to thicken. I added a fried egg on top too and my family loved it.

  • Kim

    2021-02-18 12:15:59

    My sandwiches stuck to the pan. What a mess. It would be easier to grill the sandwiches. I saw butter in the recipe but it wasn't mentioned in the instructions. Where does it go? Inside the sandwich or on the outside somewhere so they don't stick? I won't be making this again.

  • Michele

    2021-02-02 08:33:16

    So delish, super easy! Perfect for brunch, lunch, breakfast! Definitely a winner & keeper!

  • Sylvia

    2021-01-09 04:54:17

    Gone before I got a picture a real winner but don’t overfill

  • teresa

    2020-11-12 13:47:10

    What is the yield for this recipe?

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