Spider Ham Pot Pies
Serve these spooky pot pies for a fun Halloween dinner that will wow your friends and family.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 cups chopped Brown Sugar Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Ham
- 3 leeks (white and light green parts only), sliced
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
- 1 egg
- 1 pkg (14 oz) frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 8 olive slices
- Preheat oven to 425˚F. Melt butter in large skillet set over medium heat; cook ham for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned. Add leeks, celery, carrots, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper; cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until vegetables start to soften. Sprinkle with flour; cook for 2 minutes.
- Slowly whisk in milk; bring to boil, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring constantly, for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in peas and vinegar. Remove from heat. Divide mixture among four 6-oz ramekins. Let cool slightly. Set on parchment paper–lined baking sheet.
- Beat egg lightly with 1 tbsp water; set aside. Using half of the puff pastry, roll four 2-inch balls for spider bodies and four 1-inch balls for spider heads. Roll out remaining half of puff pastry into 1/4-inch thickness. Cut thirty-two (5- x 1/2-inch) strips for spider legs.
- Drape 8 pastry spider legs over each pot pie. Top with pastry spider bodies and heads. Brush egg wash over pastry, including legs. Add 2 olive slices on top of each smaller pastry ball for spider’s eyes. Loosely cover legs with foil to prevent burning.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
Tip: Substitute pie pastry for puff pastry if desired.
|Per 1 pot pie|
|Saturated Fat 12g|