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Hot Ham Sandwiches Recipe

Hot Ham Sandwiches Recipe

I came up with this crowd-pleasing recipe when trying to re-create a favorite sandwich from a local restaurant. Flavored with sweet relish, these ham sandwiches are oh-so-easy. My family likes them with coleslaw and fries. —Susan Rehm, Grahamsville, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:12 servings


  • 3 pounds thinly sliced deli ham (about 40 slices)
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 12 kaiser rolls, split
  • Additional sweet pickle relish, optional


  • 1. Separate ham slices and place in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the apple juice, brown sugar, relish, mustard and paprika. Pour over ham.
  • 2. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through. Place three to four slices of ham on each roll. Serve with additional relish if desired. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 432 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 1974mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 267868
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2017

"We did not enjoy these at all. The ham was dry and it just lacked flavor."

bicktasw User ID: 4201818 263903
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2017

"I made these sandwiches for a family get-together and everyone loved them! I bought "brown sugar ham-off-the-bone" sliced thin, used 1/2 cup brown sugar instead of 2/3 cup then followed the remaining instructions/ingredients. When serving time arrived, I gave guests the option of adding Swiss cheese to their sandwich (melted on sandwich in the microwave), then topped off with a slice of tomato, arugula and dressed with honey mustard dressing. They were a hit! I plan on making these again, especially for the upcoming summer picnics! 5 stars for sure!"

sjmdam User ID: 4248228 233037
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2015

"Sorry but came out dry did for 4 1/2 hard to taste anything I put in there....."

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 232176
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2015

"I made these sandwiches for lunch today and my husband and sons loved them! I added 2 tablespoons of minced onion. I will definitely be making these again!"

moc2948 User ID: 4901415 215027
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"Fantastic. Mid-Dec. 1 day. Dr. visit, vet visit, shopping, cleaning, split shift, pool night. All in slow cooker w/rolls & veggie salad on the side. dinner when you want it, 4 to 7 -all gone. I will use coleslaw & French fries when we all eat at once. Thank you so much."

rahrah46 User ID: 8124453 73740
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"This is a wonderful recipe! Be sure to buy good ham off the bone meat. It is so easy and great for a casual dinner party or football game. Most everybody liked mustard with the meat."

sdsj User ID: 2331787 30396
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"made this last year for Christmas Eve. Everyone liked it so much, I am making it again this year!"

Joanpolly User ID: 90746 78770
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"Very tasty and simple, definitely will make again."

familybaker User ID: 2220402 30395
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"easy to prepare, different and delicious."

busch1168 User ID: 3495440 22993
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2008

"Sounds great...easy,fast and convenient. I plan to serve it on Christmas Eve. Will leave a review after we have it. Arline Busch"

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