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Easy Cheese and Prosciutto Croissants

These cheese and prosciutto croissants are my go-to, make-ahead breakfast, that double as an easy appetizer. Buttery puff pastry layered together and baked with prosciutto and a cheesy egg filling. Made complete with both Gruyère and Gouda. A sweet and savory holiday breakfast that everyone will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Calories: 566kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, cold, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
  • 9 slices thinly sliced prosciutto
  • coarse sugar, for sprinkling
  • fruit jam, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin. 
    2. Unfold each sheet of pastry. Place the butter slices in an even layer on one sheet of pastry. Place the second sheet of pastry over the butter. Both sheets of pastry should be stacked, one on top of the other. Now roll the pastry out into roughly a 12x14 inch rectangle. Cut into 9 squares. 
    3. Fit each square inside the prepared muffin tin. Transfer the pan to the freezer to chill. 
    4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream, 1 egg, mustard, thyme, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Stir in the cheeses. 
    5. Remove the muffin pan from the freezer and line a piece of prosciutto on the inside edge. Evenly divide the cheese mixture between the pastries. Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet. Brush the top edges of the pastries with the remaining beaten egg, and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the pastry is deeply golden and the cheese has melted. Serve warm with fresh thyme. 

Notes

If you’d like to make these night before, simply prepare the croissants, add the fillings, and then refrigerate overnight. The following morning, remove the pan from the fridge and let sit on the counter while the oven preheats. Bake as directed, adding on an addition 5 minutes of cooking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 566kcal