Category: Money Matters
Chapter Select
Sub category: Saving
 

Handmade Holidays: Leftover Ham and Pineapple Pies

It’s almost a given – after the holiday festivities come the holiday leftovers. Whilst it might be tempting to get rid of all the excess before the New Year, we recommend giving your leftovers a makeover instead! Besides helping you not be wasteful, these three crafty how-to’s will save you a bundle during the holidays.

As noble as your intentions were to (selflessly) eat as much holiday ham as your stomach could hold in order to avoid wastage – we know that there is usually more meat in one leg of ham than any one family can eat in one sitting. And besides, having ham leftover after Christmas dinner is almost as much of a tradition as Christmas dinner itself, no?

Whilst leftovers may be inevitable over the holidays, they don’t have to find their way to the back of the fridge, or worse, the bottom of the bin! Especially not with this simple, but incredibly tasty, recipe for Leftover Ham and Pineapple Pies!

Leftover Ham and Pineapple Pies

Save your savoured holiday dinner from the bin and save yourself a few bucks on lunch with these tasty pies!

What you’ll need

  • 150 grams leftover ham
  • 150 grams crushed pineapple
  • 150 grams Gruyere cheese (cubed)
  • 100 grams shallot (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pack frozen puff pastry
  • 1 egg

How to make it

  • Put all the ingredients (except the puff pastry, of course) into a bowl and mix well
  • Unpack your frozen puff pastry sheets and cut 12 four-inch rounds
  • Press your four-inch rounds into ungreased muffin tin
  • Fill open pastries with ham mixture
  • Brush edges of pastry with egg wash
  • Cut 12 three-inch rounds from remaining pastry sheets
  • Create lids over mixture with three-inch rounds
  • Crimp edges with fork (no, this is not just a design thing. But, it does make the end product look slightly more impressive, we won’t lie.)
  • Cut small slits on the tops of the pastry lids
  • Brush lids with egg wash
  • Sprinkle pastries with sesame seeds
  • Bake for 15 min at 230C

Wham, Bam, Thank you Ham.

Congratulations! You’ve now turned all that leftover ham into a delicious – and impressively-crimped – treat to keep you fed and saving, post-holidays.

Holiday leftovers extend beyond just ham? No sweat – we’ve got a Festive Chutney recipe just as delicious or a Leftover Wrapping Paper 3 Ways if you swear you can’t look at another bite until the New Year.

The information is current as at publication. Any advice on this website does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs and you should consider whether it is appropriate for you. Deposit products, savings products, credit card and home loan products are issued by ING, a business name of ING Bank (Australia) Limited ABN 24 000 893 292, AFSL and Australian Credit Licence 229823. ING Living Super (which is part of the ING Superannuation Fund ABN 13 355 603 448) is issued by Diversa Trustees Limited ABN 49 006 421 638, AFSL 235153 RSE L0000635. The insurance cover offered by ING Living Super is provided by Metlife Insurance Limited ABN 75 004 274 882, AFSL 238096. ING Home and Contents Insurance is issued by Auto & General Insurance Company Limited (AGIC) ABN 42 111 586 353 AFSL Licence No 285571 as insurer. It is distributed by Auto & General Services Pty Ltd (AGS) ABN 61 003 617 909 AFSL 241411 and by ING as an Authorised Representative AR 1247634 of AGS. All applications for credit are subject to ING's credit approval criteria, and fees and charges apply. You should consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement, Terms and Conditions, Fees and Limits Schedule, Financial Services Guide, Key Facts Sheet and Credit Guide available at ing.com.au when deciding whether to acquire, or to continue to hold, a product. Before interacting with us via our social media platforms, please take a minute to familiarise yourself with our Social Media User Terms https://www.ing.com.au/pdf/Social_Media_User_Terms.pdf.

Related articles

You may also like

Money Matters
Loading...
Share
Loading...
XS
SM
MD
LG