Homemade Egg Tarts in 5 Easy Steps!

I am seriously beginning to have a love affair with puff pastry. Oh the things you can do! Namely, these egg tarts. I think I’ve actually ordered these before at Starbucks, but now that I know how to make them I’ll save my money and make these on the weekends, and you can too! They are super simple to make, and this recipe is a basic template for you getting creative with your own breakfast egg tart. So jump in, flour that work space, and let’s get baking everyone! Just follow the step-by-step and enjoy the process. Comment below and let me know how it went and what breakfast combination you came up with. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to find other egg tart combinations for you to try. Have an awesome day everyone!

Homemade Egg Tarts
Homemade Egg Tarts

Homemade Egg Tarts

Inspired by: Bon Appetit 

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of puff pastry
  • 1 slice of deli ham per person
  • 1 egg per person
  • 1 handful of spinach per person

Instructions:

Step 1: Roll out your puff pastry on a floured surface and divide into 4 large squares. Place them on a baking sheet with wax paper, and prick with the tines of a fork.

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Step 2: Place a handful of spinach and a slice of deli ham on each puff pastry square.

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Step 3: Bake in a 400 degree (F) oven for 8 minutes. This will help the puff pastry to rise slightly and create a small “cup”.

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Step 4: After 8 minutes, remove from the oven, crack an egg in each puff pastry “cup” and put back in the oven. (Note: If you happen to have an egg ring, place it on top of the ham before cracking your egg and let it cook inside of the ring. This will help greatly for presentation. If you don’t have one (like me), smile and forget about it.) Place the tarts back in the oven and continue baking for another 8 minutes at 400 degrees (F).

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Step 5: Remove from oven, serve hot, and enjoy! 🙂

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Other Egg Tart Combination Ideas: 

  1. If you’re not in the mood for spinach, try kale! 🙂
  2. Another great substitute for ham is bacon (turkey or tofurky), or try prosciutto.
  3. If you want to jazz up the flavor, after the egg tart bakes, try adding some freshly grated Parmesan cheese or Smoked Gruyere.
  4. If you’re Vegetarian: try adding a thin slice of tomato, kale, sauteed onion and mushroom (chopped finely), and bake before adding your egg. The possibilities are endless! Just have fun with it! 🙂
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