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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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

How to Make Ham Spread


  • 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.

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About Ham Spread

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

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