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Ham and Cheese Pies

Materials

  • 1 sheet 25 x 25cm frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • 80 g 1/3 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup chopped ham
  • 2 small shallots
  • 4 eggs
  • 20 g 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C. Cut 1 sheet (25 x 25cm) frozen ready-rolled shortcrust pastry, just thawed, into quarters. Gently push the squares into four 200ml-capacity muffin pans.
  • Divide 80g (1/3 cup) ricotta; 1/2 cup chopped ham; and 2 small shallots, trimmed, finely chopped, among the pastry cases. Combine 4 eggs, lightly whisked, and 20g (1/4 cup) finely grated parmesan in a small bowl. Season with pepper. Divide among pastry cases.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the filling is set. Gently remove the pies from the muffin pans and transfer to a baking tray. Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the bases are crisp. Serve the pies warm with mixed salad leaves for a light meal or cold as a lunch box filler or as a healthy breakfast.