Ham & Cheese Puff Pastry Appetisers [VIDEO]

by Tatiana
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Ham & Cheese Puff Pastry Appetisers is definitely a go-to dish for every holiday breakfast or brunch.

If you’re looking for an easy recipe to make a delicious appetiser, then you are at the right place. Ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers are easy to make, look elegant on a serving platter and the flavours  come together in a fantastic way. Never a crumb left. Also, this puff pastry treats are easily adjusted to what  you have  in your fridge because you can use any meat cheese combo you prefer. Or, even better, add some caramelised onion to the filling for some extra taste.

The basic yet so perfect combination of the ingredients make this appetisers simply irresistible. Just imagine the melty cheese on top of the flavoursome ham everything coated in a creamy tangy sauce and served in crispy baking. Everyone loves it, even the pickiest kid! Trust my word, I’m talking from experience.

Moreover, we’re happy to share with you other delicious yet easy recipes made with puff pastry. Don’t miss the Asparagus cheese tart, nor the very interesting baked cranberry brie bites.

Check the basic and shirt list of ingredients for the ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers.


Ingredients for ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers.

Just like the picture suggests, the ingredients involved in this easy yet scrumptious recipe are very few and basic. Moreover, the list can be adjusted to your own preferences and product availability. Feel free to replace ham with other deli, or substitute Gouda cheese with cheddar. You can even spread some cream cheese on the puff pastry instead of the mayo-Dijon combo. Also, be creative and add some caramelised onion, some slices of tomatoes or anything else that would make you happy.

Here’s what it takes to make this unsophisticated but still very attractive ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers:

  • puff pastry
  • sliced ham
  • sliced Gouda cheese
  • Dijon mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • egg
  • sesame seeds

I already feel inspired and ready to get to work. Scroll down a bit to check on how easy it is to make the ham & cheese appetisers.

How to make ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers

It is best to start by defrosting the puff pastry, or let it defrost in the fridge overnight to avoid breaking it. As soon as the dough is elastic enough, you can turn on the oven at 375F and allow it to preheat while you’re preparing the food.

Lay a baking sheet over the baking tray. Carefully place the dough onto the baking sheet. Make sure you have the same amount of the dough left aside because you will need it later to top the composition.
Now spread evenly the mayo-Dijon sauce to cover well the entire surface of the dough. You can be generous with it if you like the appetisers creamy and saucy.

At this point cover the surface with one layer or ham slices. Then, just like shown in the picture, top it with a layer of cheese.

Remember the remaining dough? It’s now that you need to place it on top of the ingredients. You will kind of get a gigantic sandwich. Use a sharp knife to cut the big sandwich into small cubes, into bites. Finally, beat one egg and spread the egg wash over the last layer of puff pastry and generously sprinkle sesame seeds. That is all it take to prepare the ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers, isn’t it piece a cake?

How to bake ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers?

The baking tray is full with soon-to-be delicious appetisers and all you need to do is insert it into the preheated oven at 375 F and allow to bake for 20-25 minutes. When done, take the tray out of the oven and let it rest for about 10-15 minutes before serving.

How to serve the appetisers?

These puff pastry bites are so good they don’t need anything else to be served with. However, to make it a rounded meal, I would accompany the appetisers with a green salad such as the Spinach Avocado Salad or the Country Style Tomato Salad. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did!

Ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers

Ham & cheese puff pastry appetisers are easy to make, look elegant on a serving platter and the flavours  come together in a fantastic way. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 891 kcal


  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • 7 oz ham sliced
  • 7 oz Gouda cheese sliced
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven at 375F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place one sheet of puff pastry onto the baking tray and spread with mayo-mustard mix
  • Layer ham slices, followed by the cheese slices
  • Place the second sheet of puff pastry over the top and lightly press
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the pastry into equal squares
  • Brush top of puff pastry with egg wash
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375F
  • Allow to rest for 10 minutes out of the oven
  • Serve with pleasure


Calories: 891kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 24gFat: 71gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 19gMonounsaturated Fat: 29gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 1054mgPotassium: 252mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 207IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 368mgIron: 4mg
Keyword appetiser recipe, easy baking recipe, ham and cheese appetiser, puff pastry recipe
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