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Swiss Ham Kabobs

With melty cheese, juicy pineapple and salty ham, it's no surprise my daughter requests my kabobs on her May birthday. They're a fantastic way to get into grilling season. —Helen Phillips, Horseheads, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 pound fully cooked ham, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound Swiss cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces, optional


  • Drain pineapple, reserving 2 tablespoons juice; set pineapple aside. In a small bowl, mix marmalade, mustard, cloves and reserved pineapple juice. On eight metal or soaked wooden skewers, alternately thread ham, cheese, pineapple and, if desired, green pepper.
  • Place kabobs on greased grill rack. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-7 minutes or until heated through, turning and basting frequently with marmalade sauce. Serve with remaining sauce.

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  • Grammy Debbie
    May 30, 2014

    Really good and simple recipe. I'd never made ham kabobs before and these were a real hit with my husband and me. We used left-over ham we'd frozen from Easter and I did use the green pepper. We did have a little bit of a mess with the cheese melting on the grill, so we quickly took them up and heated them up a bit more in the microwave. I may par-boil the green pepper next time as it was still quite crispy with the short time ithe kabobs cooked on the gril and in the microwave. I doubled the recipe for both the kabobs and the sauce, but still used only 1/2 cup marmalade and it was still really good. A great way to use up leftover ham in a new dish!