Pear, Ham & Cheese Pastry Pockets Recipe
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Pear, Ham & Cheese Pastry Pockets Recipe

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I came up with this simple recipe one night for a quick dinner. They're perfect with a cup of soup for a delicious weeknight meal. —Terri Crandall, Gardnerville, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 4 slices Muenster cheese, halved diagonally
  • 1 medium red pear, very thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 pocket: 403 calories, 21g fat (6g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 6g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unfold each sheet of puff pastry. Cut each into four squares. Spread 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard over each square to within 1/2 in. of edges. Brush egg over edges of pastry.
  2. On one corner of each square, layer ham, cheese, pear and onion. Fold opposite corner over filling, forming a triangle; press edges with a fork to seal. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Brush tops with remaining egg.
  3. Bake 10-14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled pockets in a freezer container, separating with waxed paper. To use, reheat pockets on a baking sheet in a preheated 400° oven until crisp and heated through.
    Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Pear, Ham & Cheese Pastry Pockets in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013 , p38

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