Ham spirals

Ham spirals
These puff pastry spirals made with smoked ham are delicious and quick to make.
92,0944.1/5 for 30 ratings
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Last modified on: September 7th 2018

For 20 spirals, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 10 spirals 20 spirals 40 spirals 60 spirals

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
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Roll out 200 g Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée) into a rectangle.

If you are using a bought, ready-rolled circle, trim a little off the edges.

glaze all the top.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Cover the pastry with slices of ham but avoid overlapping them as far as possible.


Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Roll up the pastry...

Stage 4
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...gently into a...

Stage 5 - 30 min.
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Stick down the end of the pastry (the last inch or 2 centimeters) using a little beaten egg as "glue".

Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes (or 30 minutes in the fridge) to firm up the pastry and make the roll easier to cut.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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After this time, preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F).

Glaze the roll.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Then cut into slices about 5 mm (1/4 inch) thick...

Stage 8
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...and arrange these on a baking sheet.

Don't worry if the slices aren't perfectly round at this stage, they will swell as they cook and regain their shape.

Stage 9 - 10 min.
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Bake until nicely browned (about 10 minutes). Best served hot or warm.


The spirals can be cooked beforehand and reheated quickly in the oven.

You can vary the type of ham, or even use smoked salmon instead.


1 or 2 days in an airtight tin.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
610 Kcal or 2,554 Kj34 gr66 gr110 gr
30 %13 %6 %17 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
165 Kcal or 691 Kj9 gr18 gr30 gr
8 %3 %2 %5 %
Per spirals
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
30 Kcal or 126 Kj2 gr3 gr6 gr
2 %1 %<1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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This recipe uses (among others)
Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée)Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Vegetable rosette tart, Comtoise tart for Seàn, Chicken and mushroom pie, Fine multi-tomato tart, ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Lumberjack turnovers, Mini palmiers, Mouna, Tea and white chocolate biscuits, Old style brioche, ... All
Smoked hamSmoked ham: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Endive gratin with cancoillotte, Thin endive tart, Surprise bread, Kérinou slices, Tagliatelle and courgette spaghetti, carbonara style, ... All
PepperPepper: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Special Cheese and Walnut Sticks, Confit of carrots with bacon, "Oeufs rabattus" with leeks, Cocotte eggs with Comté, Salmon and spinach quiche, ... All

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