Ham-and-Cheese Slab Pies


Make this cheesy appetizer up to 2 months ahead. Simply thaw and bake before party time.

Ham Cheese Slab Pies
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 2 3 ounce packages cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoon honey mustard

  • 1 17.3 ounce package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed (2 sheets)

  • 6 ounce thinly sliced Black Forest ham

  • ½ of a medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 6 ounce thinly sliced Gruyère, Swiss, or cheddar cheese

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a small bowl stir together cream cheese and mustard. On a lightly floured surface roll each sheet of thawed puff pastry into a 15x12-inch rectangle. Transfer each pastry sheet to a prepared baking sheet; spread half of each pastry lengthwise with cream cheese mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border around outside edges.

  2. Add individual layers of ham, onion, and Gruyère cheese over cream cheese layer, leaving a 1/2-inch border around outside edges. In a small bowl whisk together egg and the water. Brush some of the egg mixture on the uncovered edges of the pastries. Fold uncovered portion of each pastry rectangle up and over filling. Use a fork to seal edges together. Brush tops with egg mixture. Cut decorative slits in top of each pastry for steam to escape.

  3. Bake about 25 minutes or until pastries are golden on both the top and bottom. If top browns more quickly than the bottom, cover with foil. Slide pies and parchment paper onto wire racks; cool slightly. To serve, cut crosswise into strips.

Make-Ahead Directions:

Prepare as directed through Step 2, except do not preheat oven and do not brush tops of pies with egg mixture. Freeze pies on parchment paper-lined baking pans until firm. Wrap pies tightly with plastic wrap; overwrap with foil. Label and freeze for up to 2 months. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Brush with egg mixture; bake and cool as directed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
26g Fat
21g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 361mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 68mg 1%
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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