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The Art of Homemade Hot Pockets

The boyfriend and I started a thing. It all started when we said we would bring Jello Shots to a family party. We brought some fancy AF Gin and Tonic Jello Shots to that party. (Need the Recipe?). Our next item we decided to elevate – the Hot Pocket.

The generic breakfast hot pockets are a breakfast meat (bacon or sausage), egg, and a cheese (usually cheddar). It is basically surrounded by pie dough and is cooked in the microwave.

So, I’m already ahead by in making these elevated hot pockets in the oven. I also figured pie crust should probably be puff pastry. Thankfully you can buy that in a box. After watching the Great British Baking show, puff pastry scares me. Then from there, I needed to make flat eggs, bacon and cheese.

Now, you can’t only have one flavor so, I threw in an Italian bent with a margarita hot pocket. This one had basil, tomato and cheese. This is also a great way to make this vegetarian (got one up on you there, Hot pockets!).

Here’s the recipe! Let me know if you make them! By the way, when you cook the bacon, try throwing it on a paper towel covered plate in the microwave for 5 minutes – works like a charm!

Homemade Hot Puff Pastry Hot Pockets

Makes 24 (12 of each flavor)

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes of Puff Pastry (2 sheets in each box)
  • 12 leaves of basil
  • 2 small roma tomatoes.
  • 3/4 c. Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 4 eggs (one for egg wash)
  • 4 strips of bacon
  • 3/4 c. Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Tools:

3.5 inch circle biscuit cutter. I used the top of a Shakey-Cheese Container.

1.5 inch circle cookie cutter

Instructions:

1.) Pre-heat the oven to 430°F.

2.) Take the Puff Pastry out to defrost while you make all the fillings.

3.) Cook the Bacon (5 min in the microwave or stovetop)

4.) Slice the tomato thinly. If you have a large one consider cutting in 1/2 or quarters so it fits better in the hot pocket.

5.) For the eggs, take three and whisk them with a fork, salt and pepper to taste. Pour the eggs into a frying pan, cover the pan and let them cook for 3 minutes. Once the bottom of the eggs are cooked, flip over the entire egg pancake and cook the other side.

6.) Once the eggs are done and cooled so you can touch them use the smaller 1.5 inch circle cookie cutter to cut out pieces of egg (12).

7.) Roll out the puff pastry sheet and cut out 12 circles from each piece. Total of 48 pieces total.

8.) Assemble your Hot Pockets!

Tomato/Basil: Take one round of puff pastry, place mozzarella cheese, one piece of tomato, then top with a basil leaf. Place a second round of puff pastry on top and press a fork around the outside to seal the pieces together.

Bacon/Egg: Take a round of puff pastry, top with an egg round, bacon pieces (it worked best with some crumbled bacon), and cheese. Place a second round of puff pastry on top and press a fork around the outside to seal the pieces together.

You don’t need a lot of filling and the less there is the less likely they will bust open when cooking. Repeat until you have 24.

9.) Place the Hot Pockets in the freezer for 10 minutes before baking.

10.) Take the Hot Pockets out of the freezer and coat with egg wash. Sprinkle with salt.

11.) Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

12.) Eat all the things!

 

Thanks for contacting support! ❤

 

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