Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ham and Cheese Pockets

Looking for a quick, hot meal?

Have you ever grabbed those hot pockets in your freezer section?

How about making your own?

Ham and Cheese Hot Pocket
You know me, I am all about easy and delicious!  So when I made this recipe, I knew it was a keeper!

Here's what you need:
1 package of puff pastry, thawed
1 package of deli ham
8 oz swiss cheese
honey mustard

Dust your working surface with a bit of flour.  Roll out 1 sheet of puff pastry to remove the folds.  Spread some honey mustard onto the surface leaving a 1/2 inch border.  Add the ham to the top of the mustard and then add on thin slices of swiss cheese.  Place this puff pastry onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Roll out the other puff pastry sheet to match the size of the first one.  Place it on top to create the "sandwich."  Use a fork to seal all the edges and cut a couple of slits into the top to allow steam to escape.  Finally, beat one egg and brush on top of the pastry.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned.

This is how it will look when you remove it from the oven, one giant ham and cheese pocket.  Cut it into desired sizes and serve while hot.

Your own hot pocket!  You could really change up the inside ingredients to whatever you wanted.  Just start with the puff pastry and fill in from there!  Now, you'll never go back to the frozen hot pocket section again!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!