Crunchy Maple Ham-and-Cheese Puff Pastry

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4-6 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 2 sheets – 25 cm x 25 cm (10 in x 10 in) – puff pastry
  • 3/4 lb sliced ham, high quality such as Black Forest
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich flavour)
  • Smoky maple hot sauce, to taste*
  • 3 cups medium cheddar, grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tasse maple nuggets


  1. Preheat oven to 220° C (425° F).
  2. Place one sheet of pastry on a lightly oiled (or parchment paper lined) baking sheet.
  3. Arrange ham slices on top, leaving 2 cm (7/8 in) space around the edges.
  4. Drizzle ham with maple syrup, then sprinkle with pepper sauce, to taste.
  5. Cover with layer of grated cheese.
  6. Beat egg with milk in a small bowl. Brush edges of pastry with half of this mixture.
  7. Lay second sheet of pastry on top and seal edges well with fingertips.
  8. Make a few slits in top layer of pastry to allow steam to escape while baking.
  9. Bake 10 minutes at 220° C (425° F).
  10. Remove from oven. Brush with remaining egg-milk mixture and sprinkle with maple nuggets.
  11. Return to oven and reduce temperature to 180° C (350° F).
  12. Bake another 15 minutes or longer, if desired, to caramelize the sugar.
  13. Serve warm or at room temperature.

* Or your choice of hot sauce.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.