Caramelized Ham & Swiss Buns Recipe
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Caramelized Ham & Swiss Buns Recipe

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My next-door neighbor shared her version of this recipe with me. You can make it ahead and cook it quickly when company arrives. The combo of poppy seeds, ham and cheese, horseradish and brown sugar makes it simply delicious!—Iris Weihemuller, Baxter, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
  • 1/2 cup horseradish sauce
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 6 slices Swiss cheese, halved
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich equals 288 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 447 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. Spread roll bottoms with horseradish sauce. Layer with ham and cheese; replace tops. Arrange in a single layer in a greased 9-in. square baking pan.
  2. In a small skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour over rolls. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, covered, 25 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Caramelized Ham & Swiss Buns in Taste of Home December 2013

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"I have never been one to like horseradish or mustard. That said, I blended sour cream and added horseradish to taste. The zip of the horseradish is part of what makes these so good! The dressing made to pour over the sandwiches, even with the dijon, rounds these out perfectly. I was SO glad I tried this and the family devours them! The convenience of making them several hours in advance, going to run errands or work in the yard/house, then poppin them in the oven when we get hungry is great too. A keeper of a recipe!!"

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Since we have toddlers who are picky eaters, I omitted horseradish sauce but used butter instead. The whole family and parents in laws loved it. We have also made this when we have extended family over. The children and teenagers and adults all love this dish."

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2016

"Perfect little sliders for any event. Not a fan of the Hawaiian sweet rolls so I used Rhodes frozen small dinner rolls. For us they were perfect. I also cut back on the brown sugar. I also had no Horseradish sauce so used mayonnaise on both the top and bottom of the rolls. I also did not leave them over night in the fridge. Made up early in the morning worked out just fine. This is a wonderful recipe. One that I will frequently make.

Janie
Taste Of Home Volunteer Field Editor"

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2015

"I made these for company & everyone loved them. Only problem was the grocery store sold horseradish but not horseradish sauce. I found a recipe online to make up my own horseradish sauce, since using just horseradish would be too strong."

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Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"I had leftover ham from Sunday dinner, so I decided to try these. Everyone really enjoyed these sandwiches. Make sure to use horseradish sauce, or the horseradish may be over powering. The grocery store near my home sells Hawaiian mini sub rolls (about the size of two regular rolls), so I used these. I didn't have poppyseed so I used deli mustard which had seeds. I also used one and half tablespoons of mustard and brown sugar. I stuck the sandwiches in the freezer for an hour before baking because I didn't realize they needed to be refrigerated for several hours until I started making dinner. Turned out wonderful."

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