Pastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Hot Pockets | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit

  • Join Claire Saffitz in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she attempts to make a gourmet version of Hot Pockets!
    Everybody remembers where they were on that day in 1983 when Hot Pockets first appeared. It was a giant leap into the future. A miracle some called it, for nobody could seem to say where the Hot Pockets came from. They just existed. Food, and therefore humanity, would never be the same again. The efficiency, the culinary explosion, a modern miracle that truly served as an evolutionary step for all of mankind. An entire meal in a pocket that you could hold in your hand. Joy in the streets was met by existential dread. Where could humanity go from here? Had we truly reached our civilizational zenith? Religions formed over night, some might even say cults. But then a second flavor appeared. And then a third. And now over fifty, each richer and more complex than the last. Since that day in 1983, humanity has been on the precipice of our next phase of being, but for one obstacle in the way. How are you supposed to eat a Hot Pocket without burning the hell out of the inside of your mouth? I mean, come on. It’s crazy hot, but it’s seriously impossible to wait just five minutes until it comes out of the microwave. No, I need it now. Give me that Hot Pocket.
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Comments • 80

  • Liam W
    Liam W 46 minutes ago

    should've just made a stromboli..

  • Fubang77
    Fubang77 Hour ago +1

    Oh my god I'm having Flashbacks. I once spent 23 non stop hours in a hotpocket factory. Still not as bad as the perfume or hotdog factories... but it ranked up there...

    • Fubang77
      Fubang77 Hour ago

      @Megan Bariel Because one will do anything for a paycheck fresh out of college... >_>

      Seriously tho: see those engraved sell by dates on your bottle of soda? I spent a year in factories across the US doing those marks for every product under the sun.

    • Megan Bariel
      Megan Bariel Hour ago +1

      Im just wondering why you were in a hotpocket, perfume and hotdog factory for 23 hours

  • dd dd
    dd dd 4 hours ago

    why cant Americans ever say oregano correctly

  • Julia Vitkin
    Julia Vitkin 4 hours ago

    Not to be dramatic but I would die for Claire

  • Critter Cosner
    Critter Cosner 5 hours ago

    She is so adorable it hurts.

  • Forever Queen Aquarius

    I can’t believe she’s never had a hot pocket they’re amazing!

  • Chelsea Trujillo
    Chelsea Trujillo 10 hours ago


  • Nicole Kindelin
    Nicole Kindelin 10 hours ago

    Can someone explain why you let dough rise only to punch the air out. Very confused

  • xShrewsburyX
    xShrewsburyX 11 hours ago

    the meatball ones are the true OGs

  • Stephen Merkle
    Stephen Merkle 14 hours ago

    I just got done making onion/garlic/chilli jam 😃😃🧄🌶🧅🍯

    DEXTER M Day ago

    Ham and Cheese is is so much better than Pepperoni mainly because the pepperoni crust gets hard most of the time

  • Lindsi Lorinser
    Lindsi Lorinser Day ago

    I agree with dalany I like the ham and cheese one way more

  • keenan from limbo

    she should freeze them before they bake. the inside would cook slower than the outside to avoid bursting

  • Julia Lynn
    Julia Lynn 2 days ago +1

    I really just want someone to make a montage of Chris coming up and sticking his face in food to confirm that's what he was smelling

  • No Name
    No Name 2 days ago

    Microwave pork chops lmao!

  • Adam Dean
    Adam Dean 2 days ago

    Rick's nails are disturbing.

  • trafficsignal101
    trafficsignal101 2 days ago +1

    Why is everyone one here a assistant producer, or director, or some other BS title??

  • Nemo C
    Nemo C 2 days ago

    Claire looks so beautiful in this video

  • Elina
    Elina 2 days ago +2

    In an alternate universe, Alex Delaney and I have a beautiful life together and that is how I sleep at night

  • J-Mac Isgett
    J-Mac Isgett 2 days ago

    Ham and cheese feels more iconic to me too

  • Punny Gaming
    Punny Gaming 2 days ago

    Claire: ow Ow OW

  • no name
    no name 3 days ago

    I'm gunna try freezing the filling first

  • Lisa
    Lisa 3 days ago

    Molly boob graced that guy

  • Samu
    Samu 4 days ago

    Claire: Chris! look!!!
    Chris: *SNIFFFF*

  • Mak Lauren
    Mak Lauren 4 days ago

    Ham and cheese is 100 percent the og flavor

  • Gost Boi
    Gost Boi 4 days ago

    we dying our hair still to make someone quirky and unique?

  • Sylvia Brown
    Sylvia Brown 4 days ago

    This is a calzone.

  • Unique King
    Unique King 4 days ago

    I'm crying because no one told her ham and cheese was the OG 😭. Am I the only one who loves that flavor still 😨😰

  • lesley cisneros
    lesley cisneros 4 days ago +1

    i love brad so much :)

  • lesley cisneros
    lesley cisneros 4 days ago

    i love delaney so much :)

  • Jamie Lam
    Jamie Lam 4 days ago

    I dropped my gourmet hot pocket

  • tweedledeng
    tweedledeng 4 days ago


  • B Great
    B Great 5 days ago

    She has better hands than Agalor

  • Pen M
    Pen M 5 days ago +1

    I ate these as a kid! Ham and cheese with ranch was my jam, also that’s how you knew when it was ready cuz it spilled out so pretty accurate every time

  • Jonathon M
    Jonathon M 5 days ago

    One box of hot pockets is $2. I would pay $10 for one of her first round.

  • Stargazer1682
    Stargazer1682 5 days ago

    I agree with the one guy, to me the ham and cheese Hotpockets are the "classic" Hotpocket; and was my first though when they were saying, "they're basically inside-out pizzas, right? That's the classic Hotpocket?"
    Ham and cheese all the way. Although, oddly enough, I tend to prefer the off-brand variety more; for some reason the brand name don't taste as good to me.

  • Ethan Dymkowski
    Ethan Dymkowski 5 days ago

    Senairio senahrio

  • umpugan 36degrees
    umpugan 36degrees 5 days ago

    ghad shes gorgeous ❤️

  • Selena Esquer
    Selena Esquer 6 days ago

    Should of made ham and cheese 💯

  • Xeno Morph
    Xeno Morph 6 days ago

    This video should have ended after the first batch. They looked so good and probably tasted like heaven

  • Michelle Marquez
    Michelle Marquez 6 days ago

    8:28 y’all peep rick?🤣

  • Hotstuff 666
    Hotstuff 666 7 days ago

    Those uncultured swine! Never tasted a hotpocket!?

  • favoritefella
    favoritefella 7 days ago

    Wowsers, Claire is gorgeous and insightful! Great jerb

  • Iwant Afreetrial
    Iwant Afreetrial 8 days ago +2

    That Adam guy sucks, such a waste of space

  • Crispy Water
    Crispy Water 8 days ago

    Would you consider hot pockets calzones?

  • Arlene Fernandez
    Arlene Fernandez 8 days ago +2

    Let’s take a moment to appreciate Ricks nails!

  • dawn lee
    dawn lee 8 days ago

    Not bad just a little too long
    To watch I just want to bake and eat

  • Chords
    Chords 8 days ago

    I could eat pockets for the rest of my life

  • ewan
    ewan 8 days ago +1

    keep the leaves julia

  • Iwo Gross
    Iwo Gross 9 days ago +1

    "How do we transition between these two shots?"
    Director: *Throws everything

  • Jonathan Melena
    Jonathan Melena 9 days ago

    I don't know if anyone reads the video descriptions on this series but they're hilarious.

  • The Deadly Tikka
    The Deadly Tikka 9 days ago

    What she made at the end of day one is something I make all the time. Soooooo good!

  • Audra Blake
    Audra Blake 9 days ago

    Delaney was serious about his ham and cheese 😂 he cut that so fast

  • Misha Hashmi
    Misha Hashmi 9 days ago

    39:33 recipe for the sauce

  • Ismael Bermúdez
    Ismael Bermúdez 9 days ago

    I want to eat that so bad

  • Lollie Wink
    Lollie Wink 9 days ago

    everyone in the kitchen looks both 40 and 20 at the same time

  • Telogor
    Telogor 10 days ago

    She's going too hard for the flakiness, and she's not sealing the edge with a fork. That's what's making her hot pockets pop.

  • Acullieno 123
    Acullieno 123 10 days ago

    Do the Keebler cookies!

  • Macarena Nuñez
    Macarena Nuñez 10 days ago

    claire: feels very easy to gourmet
    *the video is 40 minutes long*
    me: oh claire

  • incognito 82
    incognito 82 10 days ago

    Does the ingredients say include personality? No, no it does not.

  • Little_Squidward
    Little_Squidward 11 days ago

    The "crisping sleeve" if the foil piece you put it into to make it crispy. .there is only 1 hot pocket

  • Jade Leoncio
    Jade Leoncio 11 days ago

    ham and cheese 1000%

  • Flight Therapy **BullisticFPV**

    Claire is my favourite cook in this kitchen.. doesnt try to be a canadian like brad or a detached princess like Molly

  • kalico kat
    kalico kat 11 days ago

    This woman is a textbook emasculator

  • Luciel
    Luciel 11 days ago

    I've never had a hot pocket

  • Mae Jee Desendario
    Mae Jee Desendario 12 days ago

    I can't wait to see Claire throws back all the things being thrown to her. she can just then say, reflects. 🤣

  • Mae Jee Desendario
    Mae Jee Desendario 12 days ago

    The most successful episode by far but with so many breakdowns. I love how breakdowns turn into victory. I would do anything just to try any of claire's gourmet. 😭

  • Andrea Andrea
    Andrea Andrea 12 days ago +4

    Claire is such a good catcher, whenever someone throws something at her, she always catches it. 👍🏼

  • yackfou2412
    yackfou2412 12 days ago

    Can you not make another word for dough (Teig in german). It sounds so stupid and you use it a lot... please use another word for dough. You can just use the german word for example

  • yackfou2412
    yackfou2412 12 days ago

    What happens with his fingernails 🙈

  • DirtyBird760
    DirtyBird760 12 days ago

    the pepparoni pizza is actually one of the worst cuz the pepparonies are like halfs, they should diced

  • Shelbie_Jordannn
    Shelbie_Jordannn 12 days ago

    Ham and cheese is the best! You should’ve tried it!

  • Milo Szecket
    Milo Szecket 13 days ago

    gonna need a recipe for the first version

  • Dalena Tran
    Dalena Tran 13 days ago

    Delaney 😍

  • Mauricio Correa
    Mauricio Correa 13 days ago


  • heehaaification
    heehaaification 13 days ago

    lmao what is the opera at the end? sounds wonderful and majestic

  • Rolando Sanchez
    Rolando Sanchez 14 days ago

    Claire is so beautiful and funny! Ur aweswome! 😊

  • Mikayla Kirksey
    Mikayla Kirksey 14 days ago

    I love her laugh😂😂

  • Rachel Hines
    Rachel Hines 14 days ago

    To me the ham and cheese is more of the classic hot pocket than the pizza kind, but that just might be me

  • Chris Vuletich
    Chris Vuletich 15 days ago

    Maybe it's a regional thing, but I'm 100% on board with Delaney. Ham and cheese is *the* hot pocket.