‘Tis the Season to be asked to “Please bring an appetizer” for a party. Here is a simple, savory and most requested recipe of this year.
Ham and Gruyere Mini Turnovers
1C Finely shredded Gruyere cheese (3 oz) 4 oz Diced cooked Ham 3 Tbsp Half & Half 1-1/2 tsp Dried Sage crumbled 1 Pkg Frozen Puff Pastry sheets THAWED 1 Egg lightly beaten for “wash” Preheat oven to 400°F Mix cheese, ham, half and half and sage. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 sheet of pastry to a 12 inch square. Cut into 9 squares (3×3) Working one square at a time, Brush edges with egg wash Place 1Tbsp of Cheese Mixture in middle and fold edges together to form a Triangle. Press edges together with fork tines to seal and decorate. Transfer to ungreased baking sheet and brush top with egg wash. Repeat with the other 8 squares and again with sheet #2. Bake 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 375° and bake an additional 15 minutes or more until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Serve warm. Can serve with Dijon or Cajun Mustard as a dipping sauce. Makes 18 Can be assembled up to 2 weeks in advance and frozen. Bake FROZEN uncooked Turnovers at 300°for 10 minutes. Then increase temp to 350° and bake for 12 more minutes until puffed and golden brown.