Cheddar and Ham Puff Pastry Jack-o’-Lanterns

Kids will have fun helping to assemble these Halloween party appetizers! You can make them ahead, refrigerate on trays and bake just before serving.



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Unroll pastry onto lightly floured work surface. Cut into 8 rounds with 4 1/2-inch round cookie cutter. With sharp knife, cut out jack-o’-lantern eyes, nose and mouth from half of the rounds.
  3. Using the same round cutter, cut out 4 rounds each from ham and cheddar.
  4. Brush tops of solid pastry rounds with mustard; top with ham and cheese rounds. Top with cutout pastry rounds and press edges to seal.
  5. Place rounds on parchment paper-lined baking trays. Whisk egg with 1 tbsp cold water and brush over tops.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden and puffed. Let cool on rack for 5 minutes before serving.

Add a sprinkling of herbs to the top of the jack-o’-lanterns to create green hair.

Nutrition Information

(Per 1 jack-o- lantern)
Calories 670
Fat 50 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Sodium 960 mg
Carbohydrate 39 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Protein 17 g
prep time
15 MIN
total time
30 MIN