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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
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

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.

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Reviewed Apr. 12, 2015

"These sandwiches were a hit at our family gathering. The buns ended up a bit soggy though. I will try again."

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Delicious! I love that you can make these ahead and then just pop them in the oven when you're ready. I personally think, between the caramelized onions and the king bread, that adding the brown sugar makes it all too sweet and I will try it without the added sugar next time - perhaps with some sauteed onions and peppers, hmmm...."

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2015

"I made these twice over the past year and just love them. So easy to prep ahead. I don't seem to use quite a 1/2 cup of horseradish sauce but they still have a kick. N"

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Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Took this to two different get-togethers within one week and had a total of nine requests for the recipe. Moist and flavorful. It's so easy to prepare and Just love that it can be fixed one night and baked/served the next."

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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2014

"Awesome recipe. I took these to a golf potluck and everyone raved about them. Several requests for the recipe."

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