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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Tarts

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Tarts

When you need a warm and filling breakfast in a flash, these ham and cheese breakfast tarts are the perfect little portable meals. 
Servings: 6 hand tarts
Author: Maryanne Cabrera



  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cold, cut into tablespoons
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tablespoon whole milk


  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • additional whole milk, to brush tarts



  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in cold butter until mixture resembles coarse sand. Mix in egg and milk. Mix until smooth dough forms. 
  • Divide into two equal parts. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for an hour, up to overnight.


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Working on a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 9x8-inch rectangle. Cut in half to form two 9x4-inch rectangles. Cut each into thirds crosswise to form three 4x3-inch rectangles. Repeat with second dough.
  • Place a piece of cheese and ham on six rectangles, leaving a small border along the edges. Moisten edges with milk. Top with remaining rectangles. Press edges with fork to seal.
  • Place assembled tarts on parchment lined baking sheet. Brush tops with additional milk. Dock with fork. Sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until tarts are golden brown. Let cool in pan for 2-5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.