Croque-Madame Turnovers

Croque-Madame Turnovers



1 Single All Butter Pie Dough

8 ounces cooked ham, divided

2 cups grated gruyere or swiss, divided

2 tablespoons heavy cream, divided

4 eggs

chopped chives for garnish






Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the pie dough until it's formed roughly a 14-15" circle. Quarter the pie dough with a knife to make four turnovers. Layer each hand pie with a quarter of the ham and cheese leaving about a 1/2" border on the edge for folding over the dough. Then top with a dash of salt and pepper and a bit of chopped chives if desired. Pour half a tablespoon of cream over the four turnovers. With each turnover, take one of the straight edges of the dough and match it with the opposite straight edge to close up the tart. You can roll the dough (as I've done); or you can use egg wash to seal the sides of the dough and crimp with a fork. Make two slits in the top of each of the four turnovers for ventilation. Place the turnovers on a greased baking sheet and allow to bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the dough is golden brown. Remove the turnovers from the oven and allow to cool for about 20 minutes. You can either top with some chives, stop there, and enjoy a Croque Monsieur Turnover; or take it a step further for a Croque Madame by frying an egg to top each turnover. Top the egg with a bit of salt, pepper, and chives, for garnish.