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Mini Ham and Cheese Pies

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Mini Ham and Cheese Pies
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 6

Now that the kids are headed back to school, it's a good idea to have new packed lunch ideas ready for them. My grandson loves when I prepare something special for him, especially if there's cheese involved because it's his favorite ingredient. To change up his traditional sandwich, I decided to make these mini ham and cheese pies; they've been a hit! Enjoy! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cooking spray or 1 tablespoon butter
1
package Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pie Crusts
6
slices ham
6
slices American cheese
1
whipped egg
6
cupcake liners

Directions

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  • 1
    Sprinkle the surface of a cupcake mold with cooking spray or grease with butter to prevent the mini pies from sticking.
  • 2
    Cut one roll of Pillsbury™ pie crust dough into 6 equal parts (you're going to use one piece for each pie). Take the pieces of dough and cover the bottom of each mold.
  • 3
    Fill each mold with one slice of ham and one of cheese.
  • 4
    Take the next roll of dough and cut into 6 more pieces that you will use to close each pie. Once the pies have been closed, use a knife to make 3 small cuts on the top of each pastry to allow each pie to cook evenly.
  • 5
    Use a pastry brush to paint each pie with whipped egg.
  • 6
    Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes, or until the pies have browned. Let cool a bit before serving.

Expert Tips

  • For best results, the dough should be at room temperature to allow them to unroll easily.
  • You can serve these mini pies in pastry liners and place them in your child's lunchbox with their favorite fruit or drink.
  • You can use smoked turkey if you don't want to use ham, or simply fill it with just cheese.
  • These pies can be frozen and reheated in the microwave after they've been baked.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Now that the kids are headed back to school, it's a good idea to have new packed lunch ideas ready for them. My grandson loves when I prepare something special for him, especially if there's cheese involved because it's his favorite ingredient. To change up his traditional sandwich, I decided to make these mini ham and cheese pies; they've been a hit! Enjoy!

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