These tasty breakfast pies contain all your favorite breakfast foods in one handy pastry, so they’re perfect for eating on the go. They’re made with store-bought ready-made puff pastry, so all you have to do is add your toppings and bake in the oven. You can customize the toppings to suit you, so you could do a vegetarian version too.
The recipe is for four pastries, with two different toppings. These pies are very simple to make but some of the ingredients require pre-cooking so make them when you have plenty of time on hand – you can’t rush perfection!
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F/ fan 160 C/gas mark 4.
Cut the puff pastry sheet into 4 equal squares and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Using a knife, score a 1/2-inch edge around each pastry square, cutting about halfway through the dough. Brush with beaten egg or milk to get golden brown pastry.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until puffed and golden.
Remove the pastry squares from the oven and push down the inner portion of the dough with a spoon or spatula to create a raised rim on the sides.
For Pie #1, gently arrange a few slices of bacon around the edge.
Then add the spinach and the cheese to the inner portion of the shell.
Top with an egg and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
For Pie #2, gently arrange a piece of ham in the inner portion of the shell.
Then add the mushrooms and cheese. Top with an egg and tuck in a few cherry tomato halves.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle over a little oregano or parsley.
Return the pies to the oven and bake 15 – 20 minutes until the eggs are cooked the way you like.
You don’t have to egg wash the pastry before you put it in the oven, but it will give it a beautiful golden-brown color.
Get your puff pastry out of the fridge for an hour before rolling it out, to allow it to come to room temperature. If you have bough frozen puff pastry, follow the packet instructions for defrosting it.