My Mum has made these for as long as I can remember, she made them for cake stalls for our schools - and they always sold out first - everyone loves them.
I'm not sure how they evolved into a Christmas staple - I think because when the girls were little these were a good finger food for them...anyway now they are a compulsory part of the Christmas dinner - my kids are nostalgia freaks!
(these are not healthy , we use low fat bacon and cheese - but thats about it - low fat puff pastry is an abomination)
ready rolled puff pastry sheets (a pack of 5 will make around 30 pies)
3 medium cans of spaghetti (regular sized cans)
1 large onion diced small
6 rashers of bacon chopped small
grated cheese to top
cut out circles of pastry to fit normal muffin pans (nothing bigger - but mini muffin pans are good too)
mix the spaghetti, bacon and onion really well
spoon mixture in pastry lined cases (I try for 3/4 full)
top with grated cheese and bake until pastry is golden and cheese has bubbled
these are good hot or cold, and freeze well.
As for the glaze on my ham?
Peach vodka and manuka honey - melted together and used liberally over a clove studded ham - magic!