When I was little, these ham and egg puff pastry tarts started as an Easter special, but soon became a regular for weekend brunch.

There is nothing special to this recipe, in fact, it is so simple I am not even sure you will even need the instructions, but trust me when I say these are exquisite.


Ham and Egg Puff Pastry Breakfast Tarts Recipe

  • Author: Michiel Steur
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


These 5-minute prep ham and egg puff pastry breakfast tarts are a delicious weekend treat! An all-time favourite recipe.



  • 250g puff pastry
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 slices of cooked ham
  • Dried herbs, to taste
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
  2. Roll out puff pastry. Cut into squares, approximately 12 x 12cm. Make a hole in the middle of each square using a water glass.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the slices of cooked ham on the baking tray and cover each slice with one of your puff pastry squares.
  4. Bake in the oven until the sides start puffing up high enough for a medium-sized egg to fit in, this should take approximately 5 minutes.
  5. Open the oven, crack an egg in each square, and continue baking until the egg white has set, yolk is slightly runny and puff pastry has cooked and is golden. Serve with dried herbs and salt.

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: English

Keywords: ham and egg puff pastry tart, ham and egg breakfast recipe, egg puff pastry recipe, weekend brunch recipe, weekend breakfast recipe

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