Party Panache, Puff Pastry “Cigars”

Save some of your leftover Easter ham to make these savory puff pastry treats

puff pastry "cigars"

They are short stubby little sandwiches, hence the name “cigars”

stuffed puff pastry cigars

Perfect for parties, brunch, picnics or lunch

ham and cheese pastries

I used the same spinach spread I used for Garden Tramezzini


You can also use any flavored cream cheese spread from the grocery deli, such as Aoulette or Rondelé


Roll out the puff pastry sheets a little to thin them out.  Do this directly on a large sheet of parchment paper so you can easily transport the filled sandwiches to a baking sheet


Top the spread with thin ham slices or chopped ham


Top with sliced or grated cheese


Spread remaining pastry sheet with beaten egg

This will help hold the sandwiches together while they bake


Place pastry egg side down on top of filled pastry sheet


Cut into 1/3s along the natural pastry folds,  and then carefully cut each 1/3 into 5 fingers or “cigars”


Brush with remaining egg wash and sprinkle with shaved Parmesan.  Lift parchment, holding both sides and transfer pastries to baking sheet

puff pastry cigars

Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until pastry is done

puff pastry finger sandwiches

Carefully separate the pastries with a sharp knife after baking

Puff Pastry Cigars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 15 cigars


  • 1 cup cream cheese spread like Garden Tramezzini* , Alouette or Rondelé
  • 3-4 slices ham or 1-2 cups chopped ham
  • 2 oz Manchego Swiss or Fontina cheese, grated
  • 1 box 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 oz Parmesan cheese


  • Place pastry sheets on a large sheet of parchment paper and roll out slightly to thin.
  • Spread one pastry sheet with cream cheese spread, top with ham and sprinkle with grated Manchego cheese.
  • Loosen other pastry sheet from paper with a spatula and then spread with half of beaten egg. Carefully lift egg washed pastry and place it egg side down on top of filled pastry sheet.
  • Carefully cut pastry into 1/3s along pastry fold lines. Then cut each 1/3 into 5 “cigars.” Brush remaining egg on top of pastry cigars and then sprinkle with shaved Parmesan. Carefully transfer parchment paper to a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden and pastry is cooked. Makes 15
  • Serve warm or at room temperature


*Garden Tramezzini
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
Combine spinach with cream cheese, ranch dressing mix, chopped green onion  and mayonnaise. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.
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9 Responses to “Party Panache, Puff Pastry “Cigars””
  1. Jodi says:

    I want one of these right now for breakfast! PLEASE!

  2. Lynn says:

    Sounds like a tasty little treat! Have fun with the kids this Easter Jenna:@)

  3. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    This looks so good. I have puff pastry on my shopping list for later today to use with an asparagus tart I always make for Easter, so I’ll pick up an extra pack to make cigars!
    Happy Easter to you!

  4. Jenna, I love puff pastry and I know that I will have leftover ham from Easter, so I see these for Monday night! Happy Easter!

  5. Mary says:

    These looks so tasty Jenna! My SIL is providing the Easter ham this year so if I can sneak off with some leftovers these will be on our menu 🙂 Happy Easter!

  6. Linda says:

    These look wonderful Jenna. Puff pastry is such a great product for making so many foods. Happy Easter to you.

  7. I love how you jazzed up ham with the puff pastry, Jenna. This is a great idea!

  8. Oh, my, YUM! This makes me want to run off to the kitchen and whip these up right now! Thanks so much for coming to Celebrate Your Story! I have to pin these for future use!

  9. We didn’t have ham for Easter but I may have to buy some just to make these!

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