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Ham and Brie Breakfast Pastries

August 30, 2021

Ham and Brie Breakfast Pastries are a savory but slightly sweet breakfast treat. These feel very fancy, but take minimal effort and just a few ingredients.
2 Ham and Brie Breakfast PastriesGently roll out each sheet of puff pastry into a 12-inch by 9-inch rectangle. Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles, measuring 4 inches by 4 ½ inches.

In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons fig preserves and the mustard, salt and pepper. Place 2 teaspoons in the center of 6 of the rectangles.
3 Ham and Brie Breakfast PastriesDivide ham between the rectangles. Top with a piece of Brie.
4 Ham and Brie Breakfast PastriesBrush edges of rectangles with the beaten egg, then top with remaining 6 pastry rectangles. Crimp edges all around with the tines of a fork, then make a few small cuts in the tops.
1 Ham and Brie Breakfast PastriesLightly brush beaten egg all over the tops.

Bake for about 25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Let pastries cool for 10 minutes, then serve with extra fig preserves.


Ham and Brie Breakfast Pastries
Makes 6

2 sheets (17.3 ounces) puff pastry, thawed
2 tablespoons fig preserves, plus more for serving
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
Pinch kosher salt
Pinch black pepper
6 ounces Canadian bacon slices
4 ounces Brie cheese, cut into 6 even pieces
1 egg, beaten


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Gently roll out each sheet of puff pastry into a 12-inch by 9-inch rectangle. Cut each sheet into 6 rectangles, measuring 4 inches by 4 ½ inches.

In a small bowl, mix together the 2 tablespoons fig preserves and the mustard, salt and pepper. Place 2 teaspoons in the center of 6 of the rectangles. Divide ham between the rectangles. Top with a piece of Brie. Brush edges of rectangles with the beaten egg, then top with remaining 6 pastry rectangles. Crimp edges all around with the tines of a fork, then make a few small cuts in the tops. Lightly brush beaten egg all over the tops.

Bake for about 25 minutes, until puffed and golden brown. Let pastries cool for 10 minutes, then serve with extra fig preserves.

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