Hawaii in a Pocket

Ah Hawaii! How I wished I could be there now as it is freaking cold and dark outside here right now. Listening to the ocean and the wind. Oh dear, I seem to be getting carried away by my hopes and dreams again. Ah well, now back to reality! If you’re looking for a yummy snack, appetizer for a party or just a simple lunch at work then this will do the trick! It’s super easy and super fast! So if you are under a lot of stress and don’t have time to make something and are on a tight budget so you don’t really wanna spend your last dime on takeout then give this little heavenly meal a go for it!

Full speed ahead…!

Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • 200 gr slices of ham
  • 200 gr tinned pineapples already cut into chunks
  • 200 gr grated cheese
  • 300 gr puff pastry
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Baking tray
  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen knife


First preheat your oven to 200°C. Next line out your baking tray with parchment paper and  then roll out your puff pastry onto your baking sheet and cut it into 4 equal quarters. I usually just cut through the middle once down and once from left to right. That way each pocket will be more squarish than rectangular. Now spread out 1/4 tbsp of your tomato paste on each puff pastry piece. But only put toppings on half of your pastry pieces so that you can flip the other half over and form a pocket without half of your toppings flying through your kitchen. And don’t forget to leave the edges free as well so that you can pinch your pockets to stay close. Spread 1/4 tbsp ketchup out on each pastry piece. Cut your ham into small squares and evenly distribute them among your four pastry pieces. Do the same with the pineapples. Now add the finishing touch by sprinkling cheese over your pastry pieces and folding the empty side of your pastry pieces onto the filled sides and pinching the edges together so that they will stay shut. Now put your baking tray into the oven for about 15 minutes and you have yourself tasty Hawaiian pockets! You can either enjoy them piping hot with your cheese oozing out (but please be careful not to burn yourself) or you can let them cool down and take pack them up or just simply enjoy them later. Lecker smacker!


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