Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard

  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  4. 1/2 pound white cheddar cheese, shredded

  5. 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed

  6. 7 tablespoons cold water, divided

  7. 1 boneless fully cooked ham (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)

  8. 1 egg, lightly beaten

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a food processor, combine the flour, mustard and salt. Add cheese and butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add 6 tablespoons water until a firm ball forms. Transfer to a large bowl. Chill for 2 hours or until firm. Let ham stand at room temperature for 30 minutes; pat dry with paper towels. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 17-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place warm ham in the center of pastry. Fold short sides of pastry over ham; fold long sides over top, trimming edges as needed. Press seams and edges until smooth and sealed. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine egg and remaining water; brush over pastry. Cut decorative cutouts from trimmings if desired; arrange on pastry and brush with egg mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and pastry is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12-16 servings.


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