Breakfast Hand Pies with Sausage, Egg and Cheese | The Worktop

Puff Pastry Breakfast Hand Pies with Sausage, Egg and Cheese

These Puff Pastry Breakfast Hand Pies have the quintessential combination of sausage, egg and cheese. Sometimes you just need some classic comfort food. This recipe is very easy to make and a great savory brunch recipe for a group. 
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Eggs, Savory
Cuisine American
Keyword Puff Pastry Tart
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 10 hand pies (up to 8-12, depending on the size of puff pastry sheets you use)
Calories 222
Author The Worktop


  • oil (for cooking)
  • 3 large sausages links (or 200 grams / 7 ounces of sausage meat)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 medium egg - additional, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper (plus extra for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seeds (plus extra for topping)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt - adjust to taste according to the type of sausage links you use
  • 1-2 sheets puff pastry sheet (320 grams / 11 oz, depending on the brand you use) - thawed and ready to use
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F/ 220°C.
  • In a small bowl, beat together the 2 eggs and the 1 egg white. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat the single egg yolk and set aside for glazing the puff pastry.
  • Heat a little oil in a medium skillet on medium-high heat. Cut open the sausage casings and add the sausage meat to the skillet, breaking it apart with a spatula. Fry for about 5 minutes, until the sausage meat is cooked through.
  • Push the sausage meat to the sides of the pan. Heat a bit more oil in the middle of the pan. Pour in the beaten eggs. Stir the eggs and sausage together, and add in the black pepper, fennel seeds and salt. Cook until the eggs are just set, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and mix in 1/4 cup of the cheese. Set aside.
  • Roll out the puff pastry sheet according to the directions on the packet. Cut into 8-12 (depending on the size of puff pastry sheet you use) 4-inch squares. If you have 8 squares, you may have a bit of leftover filling.
  • Evenly distribute the sausage, egg and cheese filling across the puff pastry squares. Fold up the corners of each puff pastry square so they meet in the middle. Gently pinch together the four corners where they meet in the middle, and slightly flatten the filled pastry so it makes a square, distributing the sausage filling to the corners. Using a brush, brush each hand pie with the egg yolk. Evenly sprinkle on the remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese on top. Sprinkle on additional black pepper and fennel seeds.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until the hand pies are golden. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy warm. 


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.1mg