Ham and Cheese Party Rolls

Lisa Johnson Recipe

By Lisa Johnson lisa632

15 Min
25 Min

I make these all the time and everyone raves

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stick salted butter
1/2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp
brown sugar, light or dark
1/2 Tbsp
mustard, yellow or dijon
1 pkg
12 oz hawaiian king sweet rolls, 12 rolls
1/2 lb
black forest ham, slices
12 slice
monterey jack cheese, or 4 oz shredded
rasperry preserves

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350F degrees

In a small pot, melt stick of butter with Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and mustard until thoroughly melted and combined.
Meanwhile, take rolls out of package and slice through all the rolls (while still attached), cutting them in half horizontally.
Brush the glaze mixture onto both sides of the rolls, covering well.
The glaze is what takes this over the top, so don't be stingy.
Just leave a little to brush on the tops.
On one side of rolls, add sliced ham, then top with cheese.
Put top on rolls and then brush the tops with leftover glaze mixture.
Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
Slice and serve!
Put out some warmed Raspberry Preserves and let guests slather a bit of it on their rolls.
I have been known to add a bit of pineapple juice to the glaze mixture when I have it on hand.
Pineapple pairs so nicely with ham. Add about a tablespoon

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Jill Cooks spicyjill
Jan 12, 2013
Great recipe!! Pineapple preserves would pair nicely, also.
Lisa Johnson lisa632
Jan 13, 2013
Absolutely, these always get gobbled up as soon as I pull them out of the oven
Pat Morris AugustgaPat
Jan 19, 2013
YUM! YUM! YUM! Lisa, I had three friends over yesterday for appetizers and dessert (It was one person's birthday.). The Ham and Cheese Party Rolls are delicious!!! You are correct when you say that the glaze is what takes them over the top.

I had six of the twelve rolls left after my company left -I have learned not to cook enough of each dish to feed six armies; however, I still fix too many different dishes -especially so for just four people. So, everyone enjoyed all of the food -and everyone commented on the party rolls.

One of my friends had raspberry preserves (I got sugar free since two people are diabetics) on her rolls and said it was delicious. I decided to forego the preserves -I thought they were sweet enough without it -but if you like preserves on your party rolls -she said it was delicious.

I wrapped the left over rolls (as well as other foods that were left)real well and put them in the refrigerator. This morning, I decided to see how they held up (wasn't sure if they would be soggy or hard, etc.)-so I had two of them for breakfast. Just wrapped the two rolls in aluminum foil and reheated them in my toaster oven -I was in heaven! They were great reheated.

Lisa, have you ever had a problem with the rolls breaking apart (at the seams) when slicing the rolls horizonally -before adding the glaze, ham and cheese? It almost seemed as if the bread was so fresh that it wanted to break apart when slicing with my bread knife. However, it was okay, I still was able to complete the recipe -and you couldn't tell they had come apart after being baked -and they sliced great. Just wondered if it was just me or, if this happens to you occasionally. This definitely won't stop me from making them again. And I look forward to taking a couple for my lunch today. "Yum! Yum!" That is me giving you a compliment -love them.

Thanks, Lisa
Lisa Johnson lisa632
Jan 21, 2013
Thanks Pat! Yes I've had the rolls come apart. I tried to be extra careful but still sometimes they do. Didn't seem to matter with the taste in the end. Glad you enjoyed them as much as we do!
Janet Turner IU68
Feb 4, 2013
These were great! They are easy and quick to make. I made a double batch to take to a Super Bowl party and they were gone in a heart beat. I needed a few dozen more! Thanks for sharing.