Christmas Benedict Eggs in Pastry Recipe

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Christmas Benedict Eggs in Pastry Recipe

Christmas Benedict Eggs in Pastry Recipe

Christmas Benedict Eggs in Pastry Recipe
Here’s a new twist on an old favorite. Inside these puffy golden bundles is an omelet-like filling of eggs, ham and lemony hollandaise sauce. —Catherine Slussler, Tomball, Texas

Ingredients of Christmas Benedict Eggs in Pastry Recipe
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup butter, melted
Dash cayenne pepper
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
2 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
7 eggs, divided
2 tablespoons milk
1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon water
Minced fresh tarragon, optional

Preparation of Christmas Benedict Eggs in Pastry Recipe
In a double boiler over simmering water or a small heavy saucepan, constantly whisk the egg yolks, lemon juice and mustard until mixture begins to thicken and reaches 160°. Reduce heat to low. Slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly. Whisk in cayenne.
Transfer to a small bowl if necessary. Place bowl in a larger bowl of warm water. Keep warm, stirring occasionally, until ready to use.
In a large skillet over medium heat, cook and stir ham and onions in butter until onions are tender. In a large bowl, whisk six eggs and milk. Add egg mixture to the pan; cook and stir until set. Remove from the heat; stir in 1/3 cup reserved hollandaise sauce. Set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, unfold puff pastry. Roll each sheet into a 12-in. x 9-1/2-in. rectangle; cut each in half widthwise. Place 1 cup egg mixture on half of each rectangle; sprinkle with cheese.
Beat water and remaining egg; brush over pastry edges. Bring an opposite corner of pastry over the egg mixture; pinch seams to seal. With a small sharp knife, cut several slits in the top.
Transfer to a greased baking sheet; brush with remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining hollandaise sauce. Sprinkle with tarragon if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Christmas Benedict Eggs in Pastry Recipe
4 Servings/Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

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