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

  • Servings: 15
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

1 cup cream cheese spread, like Garden Tramezzini spread, 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


ham and cheese pastries


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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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