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Turnovers are really simple to make, especially if you use a box of puff pastry to make them in. You can choose from sweet turnover recipes like apple turnovers, pear and blackberry turnovers, or raspberry turnovers, or savory ones like mushrooms turnovers, beef turnovers or these delicious gruyere and ham turnovers. These turnovers can be served with any dip recipe you like but they are also fantastic with a little bowl of wholegrain mustard for dipping.

Superbowl party recipes often include warm snacks like ham and cheese turnovers and these are really easy to put together. Perhaps you have tasted store-bought savory turnovers before, and they are not bad, but these homemade ones are really good and everyone will be able to tell they are homemade. These mini turnovers are just the right size for your guests to pop in their mouth in one or two bites.

Puff pastry is simple to use and you just need to thaw it out, and then cut it into the required shapes and sizes. Whichever other holiday appetizer recipes or Superbowl recipes you are making for your guests to enjoy, hot appetizer recipes like these flavorful turnovers with ham and cheese always go down well and will complement your Superbowl appetizer spread.

Easy Gruyere and Ham Turnovers
Summary: Cheese and ham are used to fill these tasty turnovers. They are delicious served warm with mustard, and you can use readymade puff pastry for added convenience.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Superbowl Party Recipes
Serves: 18
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  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried sage
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 oz grated Gruyere
  • 17 ¼ oz box frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half
  • 4 oz cooked ham, cut into ¼ inch cubes
  • Wholegrain mustard, to serve
  • Flour, as needed
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Combine the ham, sage, half-and-half, pepper and cheese in a bowl.
  3. Roll out a pastry sheet to a 12 inch square on a lightly floured board, and then cut it into 9 squares.
  4. Brush the edges of each square with egg and put a tablespoon of the ham and cheese mixture into the center of each one.
  5. Fold the opposite corners together to make a triangle, then seal the edges buy pressing them together.
  6. You can use the tines of a fork to make a decorative pattern if you like.
  7. Repeat this process with the other pastry sheet and the remaining egg and filling.
  8. Bake the turnovers for 5 minutes, then turn the heat down to 375 degrees F and keep baking them until they are golden brown and puffed up.
  9. This should take about 15 minutes.
  10. Serve the ham and cheese turnovers warm with wholegrain mustard for dipping.

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These flaky ham and cheese turnovers are really tasty snacks and they are perfect as Superbowl party food. You can eat them hot or cold and if you have some left over, they are good for packed lunches the following day. Wholegrain mustard is nice for dipping, or you can serve ketchup or mayonnaise instead, as a dip. These mini turnovers are a great idea for buffets, parties or Superbowl get-togethers because they are bite-sized, tasty and almost everyone loves pastry, ham and cheese. The aroma from these turnovers when they are warm from the oven is really mouthwatering and they will certainly tempt your guests.

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