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Broccoli Bites

1/4 lb. boiled ham, diced
3/4 C. fresh cooked broccoli, chopped
2 oz. Swiss cheese, grated
2 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. hot sauce
3 T. minced shallots
1/4 C. mayonnaise
1 sheet (14x10 inches) frozen puff pastry (found in frozen-food section) defrosted and cut into 2-inch hearts, with a sharp cookie cutter
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tsp water

Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

In a medium-size mixing bowl -- combine ham, broccoli, cheeses, black pepper, Worcestershire, hot sauce, shallots and mayonnaise. Mix well.

Brush 24 of the pastry hearts with the beaten egg wash, then put a heaping teaspoon of the ham, broccoli and cheese mixture in the center of each square. Top with the remaining 24 pastry hearts and using your fingers, gently seal the edges together.

Put the squares on the prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with egg wash. Bake until lightly golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve warm.

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