Thursday, April 12

Easter Feaster Redux Part Deux: Hawaiian Pizza Puffs!

I will admit that I have a love/hate relationship with cooking for the holidays - it's great to spend all day toiling in the kitchen (oops, did I say "toiling" - I meant "cooking for loved ones") BUT there can sometimes be the unfortunate by-product of holiday cookery... the dreaded LEFT-OVERS!!  Luckily I have a sister who appears with her own tupperware and friends who seem to enjoy my cooking and don't mind taking stuff home SOOOO this year we only ate left-overs for like 2 or 3 days after!  YAYAYAYAYYA! 

If you can believe it, I didn't even really document the cooking of Easter Feaster 2012, but I made quite a lot of yummy foods INCLUDING a ham cooked in the slow cooker with COKE!  As in cola!  Turned out so nom nom and the leftovers ended up tasting better as the days went by.   But there are only so many days that you can serve a seven year old turkey buns and ham buns, so I thought I better re-invent some of the leftovers and do it before a revolt broke out at our house!  I literally threw these together, using some of Nick's fave flavours and cubes of my left-over ham

Hawaiian Pizza Puffs
1/2 pkg Tenderflake puff pastry, thawed
1/2 cup crushed pineapple
1 cup chopped ham
2/3 cup grated cheese (mozza mix or Italian cheese mix)
1/2 cup pizza sauce
2 tbsp egg whites
sliced fresh basil, for garnish

flour for surface and rolling pin

Preheat oven to 400degrees and line a cookie sheet with baking paper.  In a bowl, combine the pineapple, ham and pizza sauce; set aside.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry into a rectangle about 10x15ish?  Enough to get 6 decent sized squares (I went with 5x5inches).  Once you have your squares, divide the ham/pineapple mixture between the six of them. 

Top with cheese and fold over into little triangles - top with cheese and seal with the tines of a fork.

Transfer to the baking sheet and lightly brush with the egg whites.  Pop in the oven for about 25 minutes, until golden.  Remove from oven and let sit for about 5 minutes.  Top with fresh basil and extra pizza sauce.

Cheese explosions! 

I wish I made more!!


  1. Yum, those look like the best leftover ever, and I happen to still have leftover ham, that I put in my freezer for a later use. Might have to bring it out!

  2. How clever is this idea!! These little puffs would be gone in no time!

  3. I looove the idea of a pizza puff! I hate pineapple, but I could easily fill these differently. Delicious concept :)

  4. Delicious filling in a flaky puff pastry-yes count me in! Love the whole ham pineapple thing, so I am sure I would enjoy having this. Great post!

  5. Could you make these ahead of time and freeze them. Would it be better to bake them first.

  6. Hey Devilish! Puff pastry is kind of delicate, so not sure how it would fare... BUT I bet if you used pizza dough (more sturdy) then cooked them, then froze them, I think they would be great!