Ham and Cheese Bites

Recipe By: Emeril Lagasse/GMA

Serving Size: 24
Preparation Time: 0:00
Categories: Appetizers
Points: 2 Points Per Serving

1/4 pound boiled ham, diced
2 ounces Swiss cheese, grated
2 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp hot sauce
3 tbsp minced shallots
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 sheet (14x10 inches) frozen puff pastry (found in frozen-food section) defrosted and cut into 2-inch squares.
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tsp water

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
2. In a medium-size mixing bowl -- combine ham, cheeses, black pepper, Worcestershire, hot sauce, shallots and mayonnaise. Mix well.
3. Brush 24 of the pastry squares with the beaten egg wash, then put a heaping teaspoon of the ham and cheese mixture in the center of each square. Top with the remaining 24 pastry squares and using your fingers, gently seal the edges together. Put the squares on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with egg wash. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

Serves: 24 hor d'oeuvres

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Per serving:
95 Calories (kcal); 7g Total Fat; (64% calories from fat); 3g Protein;
5g Carbohydrate; 16mg Cholesterol; 128mg Sodium

NOTES : Recipe copyright 1999 by Emeril Lagasse