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Halloween Ham and Cheese Hand Pies

Total Time
50 mins

This is an adaptable little recipe. We love the warm, spicy flavor of brown mustard, but feel free to use your favorite kind. You can also customize the filling by using any kind of thinly sliced cheese and/or meat that you prefer.

su-Halloween Ham and Cheese Hand Pies

Erin Kunkel

 1 sheet (from a 17.3-oz. pkg.) frozen puff-pastry dough, thawed
 2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard, such as Gulden's
 2 1/2 ounces thinly sliced Gruyère cheese
 4 ounces thinly sliced ham, cut into 1/2-in.-wide ribbons
Step 1

Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

Roll puff pastry into a 12-in. square. Cut into 8 rectangles, 3 by 6 in. each.

Step 3

Spread 1/4 tsp. mustard on half of each rectangle, leaving a 1/4-in. border at edges. For each, top mustard with 1/8 of cheese, then 1/8 of loosely bunched ham ribbons. Brush border with water. Fold empty dough half over ham and cheese and crimp edges with a fork to seal.

Step 4

Put hand pies on prepared baking sheet. Cut a few slits in top of each pie. Bake until brown and crusty, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on a rack, then chill in an airtight container. Bring to room temperature to serve.

Make ahead: Up to 2 days, chilled airtight.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 527Calories from Fat 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g56%

Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 21mg8%
Sodium 449mg19%
Total Carbohydrate 38g13%

Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
Protein 13g26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.