Most of us are going to agree with the experts and say that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. That doesn’t mean, however, that we are always going to take our own advice. In fact, the meal of the day that tends to suffer the most is breakfast and in many cases, we don’t even bother pulling a chair up to the breakfast table. That is about to change.
Sometimes, it isn’t about making the most complex recipe, it is about keeping things as simple as possible. That is what you will experience when you make these delicious breakfast pies. There is nothing quite like sitting down and indulging yourself. It is the perfect way to get the morning started and you are going to love the fact that you’re in fact that your entire family is having a good breakfast at the start of the day.
1 sheet puff pastry dough, thawed
Fresh thyme or parsley for garnish (optional)
Salt and pepper
For the Bacon Spinach Swiss pies:
Sliced bacon, cooked
Swiss cheese, shredded
Spinach, roughly chopped
For the Ham Mushroom Cheddar Tomato pies:
Sliced mushrooms, sautéed
Cooked ham, sliced
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the puff pastry sheet into 4 equal squares and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using a knife, score a 1/2-inch edge around each pastry square, cutting about halfway through the dough. Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffed and golden.
Remove the pastry squares from the oven and push down the inner portion of the dough with a spoon or spatula to create a raised rim on the sides.
For the first pie type, gently arrange a few slices of bacon around the edge. Then add the spinach and the cheese to the inner portion of the shell. Top with an egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
For the second pie type, gently arrange a piece of ham in the inner portion of the shell. Then add the mushrooms and cheese. Top with an egg and tuck in a few cherry tomato halves. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Return the pies to the oven and bake 15-20 minutes until the eggs are cooked the way you like.