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Artichoke Ham Puffs Recipe

Artichoke Ham Puffs Recipe

This recipe is wonderful for a special brunch with family or friends. With lots of cheese and chunks of ham, the filling is delicious and satisfying. I serve the puffs with fresh fruit and a sweet bread.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 frozen puff pastry shells
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, patted dry and quartered

Directions

  • 1. Bake pastry shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms in 2 tablespoons butter for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Add the remaining butter; cook for 2-3 minutes over medium heat until melted.
  • 2. Stir in the flour, mustard and tarragon until blended. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Reduce heat to medium. Add cheese and pepper; cook and stir for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat; stir in ham and artichokes. Remove tops from pastry shells; fill with ham mixture. Replace tops. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pastry shell with 1 cup ham mixture equals 669 calories, 46 g fat (24 g saturated fat), 125 mg cholesterol, 1,688 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 33 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer