Hello everyone, today’s recipe is for Ham Hock and Spinach Parcels (Gluten & Dairy Free).

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Today’s recipe is for these lovely ham hock and spinach puff pies.  You can easily buy gluten and dairy free puff pastry sheets in the supermarket nowadays which makes recipes like this much easier.  I’ve made a dairy free creamy sauce and stirred through shredded ham hock and spinach.

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Ham Hock and Spinach Parcels (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Missing pastry treats? Try out my recipe for Gluten and Dairy Free Ham Hock and Spinach Parcels - perfect for lunch or a light dinner



  1. Preheat the oven to 200 oC

  2. Roll out the puff pastry sheet and cut into 4 squares

  3. Place the dairy free spread in a saucepan over a medium heat

  4. Stir in the gluten free flour

  5. Pour in the dairy free milk and stir until it comes to the boil

  6. Simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes

  7. Stir in the spinach, ham hock and dairy free cream cheese

  8. Season with salt and pepper

  9. Place the puff squares on a lined baking sheet

  10. Divide the mixture into four and place in the centre of each pastry square

  11. Close the pies by folding the corners into the centre

  12. You can brush with a beaten egg prior to baking to make the pastry golden

  13. Bake for 20 minutes

  14. Enjoy while hot

Keywords: ham hock, pastry, spinach
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