Ham & Egg Pies

By: Symone Grady

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These simple pies use ham as a base instead of pastry, keeping fat levels down and making them very quick and easy to make. Use a good quality ham with high-meat, low water content.


  • Olive Oil
  • 4 thin slices of good-qualityham
  • 4 free-range eggs


  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly brush four cups of a deep muffin pan with oil.
  2. Arrange a slice of ham in each cup, overlapping the sides where necessary.
  3. Carefully trim the top of the ham slices to make them even but leaving the ham slightly above the edge of the tin.
  4. Crack an egg into a bowl, then drop it into a ham lined cup; repeat with remaining eggs.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes until the eggs are cooked thoroughly.
  6. Let cool slightly, then lift out the "pies" with a palette knife. Let cool completely.


Make in advance and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Keep chilled until ready to eat.

Health Benefits:

Eggs are rich in brain-boosting choline, which is used to produce the neurotransmitter acetycholine, which is shown to aid memory.

Recipe Source: The Top 100 Recipes for a Healthy Lunch Box by Nicola Graimes

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