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Cheese and Ham Pie with Puff Pastry

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Looking for puff pastry dinner ideas then I think you’ll just LOVE our super easy Cheese and Ham Pie. It’s quick, simple and totally delicious!

Oh this is just one of the easiest pie recipes ever!

Cheese and ham pie made using a puff pastry sheet will literally take you 10 minutes to prepare. It’s great as a simple family meal.

I usually just add some salads if I’m serving it for lunch, or you can make it into a more filling meal by adding jacket potatoes, maybe a side of BBQ baked beans.

But mostly… I think you’re just going to LOVE how easy it is to make!

cheese and ham pie on a blue and white serving platter surrounded by salad and a bowl of coleslaw

Cheese And Ham Pie Recipe

Serves – 6 people 

Prep Time – 10 minutes 

Cook Time – 30 minutes 

Total Time – around 40 minutes (hands on time only 10 minutes)

Our Most Popular Alternative – puff pastry pizza

Equipment Needed

  • Large baking tray
  • Sheet of baking paper or greaseproof paper
  • Sharp knife
  • Cheese grater
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Small cup of bowl
  • Fork
  • Pastry brush

Cheese And Ham Pie Ingredients

You’ll only need four ingredients to make this easy puff pastry pie recipe!

  • 320g puff pastry sheet – ready rolled
  • 200g cheese – grated, just choose your favourite, I quite like this made with Applewood smoked cheese, it’s lush!
  • 6 slices ham – snipped into strips
  • 1 egg – beaten

How To Make Cheese And Ham Pie

You’re going to love how quick and simple this easy ham and cheese pie is to make!

Step One – preheat the oven and line the baking sheet

  • Line a baking tray – next take a large baking tray or roasting tin and line it with a sheet of baking paper add just a sprinkling of semolina flour if you have it – if not just use plain flour. It’ll just stop the pastry sticking.
baking tray lined with baking paper sprinkled with semolina flour

Step Two – make the cheese and ham pie

  • Unroll the puff pastry sheet – and lay it onto the baking paper – then take a sharp knife and make slanted cuts in the pastry down both sides leaving a good sized gap in the middle for the filling.
puff pastry sheet with slants cut into the side ready to make a cheese and ham pie
  • Add the cheese and ham pie filling – add a layer of grated cheese, then the snipped ham, then the reset of the cheese. And egg wash the pastry all away around the filling.
puff pastry sheet with slits cut into the sides of the pastry - middle filled with ham and grated smoked cheese
  • Plait the pastry – pull the pastry strips up around the filling in a plait pattern.
puff pastry sheet being plaited over a filling of ham and grated cheese
  • Brush the cheese and ham pie with egg – use a pastry brush to put egg wash all over the the pie so it turns a lovely golden brown as it cooks.
cheese and ham pie on a baking tray lined with baking paper ready to go into the oven

Step Three – bake the ham and cheese pie

  • Bake the ham and cheese pie – put the pie into the hot oven and bake for around 30 minutes or until the pastry is all risen and puffed and golden brown. Remove the pie from the oven and cool on a wire rack for around 15 minutes before serving.
cheese and ham pie on a blue and white serving platter surrounded by salad and a bowl of coleslaw

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Make Cheese And Ham Pie Your Way

  • Add some pesto – spread on a layer of pesto onto the base before adding the cheese.
  • Try different cheeses – our ham and cheese pie is delicious made with Cheddar, blue cheese, mozzarella or any cheese you fancy really!
  • Add a topping – scatter the tops of the pastries with sesame or poppy seeds before baking. 

More Delicious Puff Pastry Recipes

I think you’ll really like these savoury puff pastry recipes – they’re super easy and completely delicious!

  • Puff Pastry Pizza – mini puff pastry pizzas, you can top them how you like and they take just minutes to make. Lovely as a quick lunch or tea for the kids.
  • Goat Cheese Tart – a simple puff pastry tart that’s great for a light dinner with salads and some crusty bread.

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cheese and ham pie on a blue and white serving platter surrounded by salad and a bowl of coleslaw

Cheese and Ham Pie

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

A super easy cheese pie recipe

Ingredients

  • 320g puff pastry sheet 
  • 200g cheese - grated 
  • 6 slices ham
  • 1 egg - beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven on to 200C / 400F /Gas Mark 6
  2. Take a large baking tray or roasting tin and line it with a sheet of baking paper add just a sprinkling of semolina flour if you have it – if not just use plain flour. It’ll just stop the pastry sticking.
  3. Lay the puff pastry sheet onto the baking paper – then take a sharp knife and make slanted cuts in the pastry down both sides leaving a good sized gap in the middle for the filling.
  4. Add a layer of grated cheese, then the snipped ham, then the reset of the cheese. And egg wash the pastry all away around the filling.
  5. Pull the pastry strips up around the filling in a plait pattern
  6. Use a pastry brush to put egg wash all over the the pie so it turns a lovely golden brown as it cooks.
  7. Put the pie into the hot oven and bake for around 30 minutes or until the pastry is all risen and puffed and golden brown. Remove the pie from the oven and cool on a wire rack for around 15 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 538Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 1026mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 28g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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