Ham Wellington

Ham Wellington

Community Classics .
Edited on Apr 03, 2008

I have long wanted to do a "wellington" of some type. I used this one over Easter. It was delicious.


1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
7 tablespoons cold water, divided
1 boneless fully cooked ham (3-1/2 to 4 pounds)
1 egg, beaten


In a food processor, combine the flour, mustard and salt. Add cheese and butter; cover and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add 6 tablespoons water until a firm ball forms. Transfer to a bowl. Chill for 2 hours or until firm.
Let ham stand at room temperature for 30 minutes; pat dry with paper towels. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45 minutes.
On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 17-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place warm ham in the center of pastry. Fold short sides of pastry over ham; fold long sides over top, trimming edges as needed. Press seams and edges until smooth and sealed.
Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine egg and remaining water; brush over pastry. Cut decorative cutouts from trimmings if desired; arrange on pastry and brush with egg mixture.
Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 140° and pastry is golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

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