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These Brown Sugar and Butter Glazed Baked Ham Sandwiches are basted in a delicious mixture of butter, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce while Swiss cheese gently cascades off slices of oven roasted ham underneath golden brown sweet dinner rolls!
The holidays are a time to reconnect with what is important in your life. To many people that means reconnecting with family, but reconnecting with friends can be equally important. For years some old buddies and I maintained a tradition of getting together right after Thanksgiving to catch up, tell dumb jokes and just have a good time. That was every bit as important to me as the turkey dinner that came before it!
Increasingly I think this is becoming commonplace, isn’t it? Holidays don’t need to center around dad slicing the turkey while the rest of the family sits at attention around the dinner tables with plastered on smiles like some old magazine ad from the 1950s. The holidays can be as simple as good friends gathering for good food and a good time.
How fussy the dinner spread at those gatherings get completely depends on the personalities of the friends gathering. Is turkey required? No. Does a ham need to the centerpiece, placed on an overly gaudy serving platter? No. That’s the great thing about getting together with good friends, you are carving your own traditions! Pardon the pun… OK, I did that on purpose.
If you are looking for an impressive roast to take center stage, this Hormel Cure 81 bone-ham is a surefire show-stopper! I picked up this Cherrywood flavored ham at Walmart. It has the deliciously salty and sweet ham flavor you would expect, plus the deep smoky flavor of Cherrywood is infused throughout!
The best thing about the Hormel Cure 81 bone-in ham? How beautifully it roasts of course! It is hard not to get rave reviews with a ham that so easily cooks up as gorgeous as this! If you are looking to start a new tradition, enticing friends with a ham vaunting a slightly charred caramelized bark like this is a great way to start!
However, if you’re like me and get-togethers with friends are fairly low-key affairs then you need to put these Brown Sugar and Butter Glazed Baked Ham Sandwiches on the menu. Low-key doesn’t need to mean low flavor! I love this recipe because ham is so easy to bake or reheat you can either roast the ham specifically for these sandwiches or use leftover ham from your family’s celebration and re-purpose it to make these sandwiches.
Brown Sugar and Butter Glazed Baked Ham Sandwiches
- 24 squares of baked ham
- 12 sweet dinner rolls sliced
- 3 slices Swiss cheese cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Place two slices of ham on each roll, or more if desired and top with a square of Swiss cheese and the top half of the roll.
- Place sandwiches into 13x9" baking pan, ungreased.
- Combine all ingredients of the sauce in a dish and then pour evenly on top of the rolls, letting the excess pool at the bottom of the pan.
- Cover the baking pan with foil and refrigerate for 2 hours, or up to the next day.
- In a 375 degree preheated oven bake the covered pan for 10 minutes, uncover and continue baking for another 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and tops begin to brown.
- Serve immediately.
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