If you stashed leftover holiday ham in the freezer, defrost about a cup and bake this week’s Honey Mustard Ham Bundles.
This recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare. The bundles also can be made with a cup of leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
The ham or turkey is combined with shredded Swiss cheese and chopped, dried cranberries and then rolled up in crescent roll dough. I like to use reduced-fat mayonnaise and dough.
A final touch is brushing the rolls with a little beaten egg. This gives them a nice glossy coating, but the step is optional. After 15 to 20 minutes in the oven, you’ve got a main dish the whole family will love.
HONEY MUSTARD HAM BUNDLES
1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
¼ cup honey Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 cup cooked ham (or turkey), chopped
½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons dried cranberries, optional
1 egg, beaten, optional
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine honey mustard, mayonnaise, black pepper, ham or turkey and Swiss cheese in a bowl. Separate the crescent rolls onto a baking sheet. Place about 3 tablespoons of the filling on the wide end of each crescent roll and roll toward the pointed end. Brush dough with beaten egg white, if desired. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
Makes 8 roll-ups.