I made these for my son's kindergarten class snack last week. I had snack on Halloween and thought it would be fun to bring a pumpkin shaped snack. I needed to make 24 pumpkins and was able to do this with 3 boxes of puff pastry. I actually made 25. You could probably save a lot of money by making your own puff pastry, but I was going for the easiest route. It is expensive, usually $4.50 to $5 a box, but it is fun to use every now and then.
My younger sons and I took snack in and they got to have one with the class too. The children were very appreciative and said lots of thank you's while they enjoyed a warm snack. I took them over right after they came out of the oven so that they could be eaten warm. I think they are best served warm. You can make these into whatever shape you want by cutting the dough into your desired shape. The pumpkin cookie cutter shape is a good size.
Store bought puff pastry usually comes 2 sheets to a box.
Deli sliced ham
1 egg for egg wash
To make the egg wash beat an egg with 2 Tablespoons water.
Unfold the puff pastry into a flat sheet. Cut out the shapes you will be using. After cutting out your shapes, re-roll any leftover dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out additional shapes.
Place a cut-out piece of dough on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place small pieces of ham and cheese on the dough. Brush the edges with an egg wash. Place a piece of dough on top and press the edges together to seal.
Using a butter knife, cut partway through the dough to make the lines that go up and down a pumpkin. Brush the top with the egg wash.
Bake in a 400 degree F. oven for about 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
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