Ham and Cheese Pie
This ham and cheese pie is a homemade version of something you often find in Greek bakeries and pastry shops. It’s a great snack that I include in the kids’ lunch boxes to mix things up, but it’s also a yummy afternoon snack for me and perfect finger food for a birthday party, or picnic.
The ham and cheese pie crust of flaky, buttery puff pastry adds a little crunch on top, whilst the mouthwatering filling of slightly herby tomato, ham and cheese ticks all the boxes for kids and adults alike! You can enjoy this hot or cold, but make sure to indulge in good quality ham - this is a simple recipe, so the flavour of the ingredients makes all the difference. 😊
Continue by adding the tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper and oregano. Let the sauce simmer for 8 minutes and then set aside to cool.
Place the puff pastry sheet in the baking tray and stretch its sides a bit so that it can fold over the second sheet.
Place the second sheet of puff pastry on the top and merge the two pastry sheets to seal the ham and cheese inside by using a fork.
Ham and cheese are the most popular choices, but often I use what ever I have available. Same quantities of any kind of cheese and cold cuts of your choice.
I prefer to have the onion and the bell pepper chopped because I like their texture in every bite. However you can blend them completely if you prefer to keep only their taste and not their texture.
The sauce is perfect for pizza too! When ever I make this recipe, I do a little extra and store it in the fridge for an upcoming pizza night.