I got this recipe about a year and a half ago when I was selling Pampered Chef. Every time I have ever made this - they have been a HUGE hit. Everyone loves them. I always get asked for the recipe and there are never any left - the plate is clean every time I make them!
I'm getting ready for the Gender Reveal Party tomorrow (woo hoo) and am getting my recipes and shopping list together and this one was a no brainer. Since I was thinking about it, I'd thought I would share it with all of you.
Remember: This is not a personal recipe it is from Pampered Chef.
- 1 box frozen Puff Pastries (in frozen section, by pre-made pie crusts)
- 2 ounces cream cheese (softened)
- 1 ounce grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 Tbsp prepared Basil Pesto (buy the kind in the square looking jar, it's usually on the very top shelf by the spaghetti sauce - it's way better than the other kinds (sorry, don't know brand but I think it has a red and gold label)
- 2 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Now, because I'm not trying to sell you anything - I'm going to tell you how I do it instead of how they tell you to make these.
- You need the pastry to thaw out, just a little. Enough that the dough is pliable without tearing.
- Put down some parchment paper and flour it just a tad. Put a little flour on your fingers while you un-fold the pastry dough.
- With a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough.
- Now, I buy the tub of sour cream and then just take a spreader of some sort and spread cream cheese over the entire dough.
- Then I spoon out some of the pre-made pesto and smooth it out over all of the cream cheese.
- Then, I take the deli ham and lay it flatly over the pesto. I over lap some pieces so that you can't see pesto through the ham.
- Then, I take the tub of grated Parmesan (that you can find in the deli, not the kind in the green can), and sprinkle that (liberally) over all of the ham.
- Then, I roll it up (and use the parchment paper to cover it up, and then I put it in the freezer for 20 minutes or so. You don't have to do this, but it makes it a lot easier to cut without all the goop running out PLUS when you cut it into slices - the slices actually look like the picture, and they are pretty.
- Then, I put them on a baking stone or baking sheet and bake them for 20-25 minutes until they are golden brown.
- I go ahead and make up both sheets of puff pastry like this, because everyone loves them!