Puff Pastry Cigars

1 cup cream cheese spread, like Garden Tramezzini spread, Alouette or Rondelé

3-4 slices ham, or 1-2 cups chopped ham

2 oz Manchego, Swiss or Fontina cheese, grated

1 box, 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed

1 egg, beaten

1 oz Parmesan cheese

Place pastry sheets on a large sheet of parchment paper and roll out slightly to thin.  Spread one pastry sheet with cream cheese spread, top with ham and sprinkle with grated Manchego cheese.  Loosen other pastry sheet from paper with a spatula and then spread with half of beaten egg.  Carefully lift egg washed pastry and place it egg side down on top of filled pastry sheet.

Carefully cut pastry into 1/3s along pastry fold lines.  Then cut each 1/3 into 5 "cigars."  Brush remaining egg on top of pastry cigars and then sprinkle with shaved Parmesan.  Carefully transfer parchment paper to a baking sheet.

Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden and pastry is cooked.  Makes 15

Serve warm or at room temperature

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