Hot Pineapple Ham Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 23, 2023
Your trusty slow cooker lets you make these warm, gooey sandwiches without heating up the house on a hot day. The mustard and brown sugar give them such satisfying richness. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
Hot Pineapple Ham Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2-1/2 pounds thinly sliced deli ham
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 10 slices Swiss cheese or cheddar cheese, optional
  • 10 kaiser rolls, split


  1. Mix first 4 ingredients. Place half the mixture in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with half the ham. Repeat layers. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 3-4 hours.
  2. Using tongs, remove ham from slow cooker, leaving pineapple mixture behind; keep warm. In a saucepan, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in pineapple mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve ham, pineapple mixture and, if desired, cheese on rolls.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 468 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1540mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.