Ham Spread

Melanie B


This recipe comes from the McCall's Cooking School cookbook. It is originally called Ham Pate en Croute. I changed the recipe a bit, so I'll post it as it is in the cookbook and make my alterations in parenthesis. I have made this for many, many parties. It is always a huge hit.

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No-Cook or Other


1/2 c
butter, softened (i use cream cheese)
2 c
ground ham (i use finely diced deli ham)
2 Tbsp
parsley springs chopped
2 Tbsp
chives chopped
1 Tbsp
grated onion
1 Tbsp
garlic minced
1 Tbsp
dry mustard (i use dijon)
1/4 Tbsp
black pepper
3 Tbsp
heavy cream (i use canned milk)
2 tsp
prepared mustard
2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
french bread loaf or assorted crackers


1Beat butter (or cream cheese) until light and fluffy. ***I found the butter to be way too greasy, so I tried cream cheese and everyone loves it.
2Gradually add ham mixing well until thoroughly combined.
3Add all other ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate.
4Cut off ends of french bread and using a bread knife, carefully hollow out the loaf. Stand the bread on end and carefully stuff with the ham filling.
5Refrigerate until firm. Remove and cut into slices.
6***I do not fill the bread with the ham spread. I found it fairly difficult to do, and the bread got a bit soggy. Rather, I serve the ham spread with the sliced bread and crackers.

About Ham Spread

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers, Spreads
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #ham, #creamcheese