Saturday, November 19, 2016

Apple Butter Ham & Swiss Sliders: Savory Holiday Recipe

Meaty – Check.  Cheesy – Double Check.  Buttery – CHECK!

This is the first of a few great holiday recipes that I will be posting over the next few days!  I mentioned these delicious, savory sliders on my previous post.  I made these Apple Butter Ham & Swiss Sliders for that baby shower last weekend for the first time and they were a HUGE hit!  I did not get to bring a single one home!   I decided that they will definitely be a staple for holiday/family gatherings from now on!  For this particular recipe, I used ham fresh from the deli but will be using leftover Thanksgiving ham next weekend to make them for my family!  These delicious sliders were so incredibly easy to make and quick too!  From prepping to out of the oven is only about 35 minutes!  I actually saved these for last when cooking for the baby shower so that they would be hot and fresh for all the guests to enjoy!  While they were in the oven, I put the finishing touches on my coconut macaroons! 

As a note, I will always try to include brands/types of foods that I use but don’t feel like you HAVE to use what I did (I also have no affiliation with any brands).  I just find it to be helpful when you’re standing in the isle trying to decide what they meant by the very generic description of “mustard” because let’s face it – there are 5,000 types of mustard!

So let’s get right to the good stuff – the recipe!  

 Apple Butter Ham & Swiss Sliders
Prep Time: 15 mins    Cook Time: 20 minutes          Yields 12 Sliders

1 package King’s Hawaiian rolls (yields 12 sliders)
½ lb of ham – I used Boar’s Head Smoked Ham
12 slices Swiss cheese – Boar’s Head
½ cup apple butter – Musselman’s
3 tsp Grey Poupon mustard 
5 T melted unsalted butter
2 tsp Dijon mustard (Great Value)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins)
2 tsp poppy seeds (Kroger)
½ tsp garlic powder (McCormick's)

1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.    Mix together the apple butter and Grey poupon thoroughly.  Cut the sliders into tops/bottoms and spread the mixture on the inside of both the bottom and top.  Use all of this mixture to coat the rolls.
3.    Place 6 slices of Swiss cheese on the rolls then layer the ham on top of the cheese. Use the remaining 6 slices of cheese to make a top kayer over the ham and place the roll tops back in place to make the “slider”. (You can use less or more ham and it may depend on how thick of slices you choose to use.  I got a slightly thicker cut on the ham to make it seem less “deli-like”. Totally up to you!)
4.    Place the sliders onto a shallow rimmed baking pan.  I used my favorite from The Pioneer Woman set!
5.    In a small bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together until mixed evenly.  Lightly pour half of the mixture over the top of the sliders.  Using a pastry brush, or similar, and spread the mixture on the sliders.  Brush on the sides and tops until all of the mixture is gone.
6.    Place the sliders in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until cheese has melted and tops have become golden. 
7.    Remove, allow to cool for 10 minutes, & enJOY!

I guarantee this will be a huge hit with your family or coworkers this holiday season!  And now that it seems to FINALLY be fall in Texas, I can’t wait to make these again as well as so many other delicious, warm treats!!  Stay tuned for my Sea Salt Caramel Coconut Macaroons recipe soon!



  1. These look amazing! Need to make!!

  2. I'm drooling over this! Looks so easy to make!


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  3. Looks amazing! I LOVE anything made with Hawaiian bread!

  4. Hey, I was reading your post about the apple butter ham and cheese. I was wondering if you taste the mustard on the sandwich? I really HATE mustard but don't want to mess up the recipe.


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