The Country Cook: Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Rolls
                                                   

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hawaiian Ham & Cheese Rolls

You will probably notice a slight theme this week. I've been featuring food and drink that would be great for your next get-together, party, baby shower, bridal shower, book club meeting. You get the idea. If you missed the Sparkling Strawberry Punch recipe, be sure to check it out HERE.This next recipe came to me by way of a co-worker a few years ago. I thought I had something truly unique and top secret. It turns out...not so much. I would show up with these at various parties and someone else would show up with them too.  But you know it's gotta be a good recipe if lots of folks talk about it and share it with friends. It's very easy to throw together and folks really do rave about them. So really, you can never have too many.
Ingredients:
1 stick salted butter
1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar (dark or light)
1/2 tbsp. mustard (yellow or dijon)
1 (12 oz) package King's Hawaiian Sweet Rolls (package of 12)
black forest ham, 12 slices or 1/2 pound
monterey jack cheese, 12 slices or 4 oz shredded
raspberry preserves
raspberry preserves not pictured

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In a small pot, melt stick of butter with Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar and mustard until thoroughly melted and combined.
Meanwhile, take rolls out of package and slice through all the rolls (while still attached), cutting them in half horizontally. 
Brush the glaze mixture onto both sides of the rolls, covering well.
The glaze is what takes this over the top, so don't be stingy. Just leave a little to brush on the tops.
On one side of rolls, add sliced ham, then top with cheese. 
Put top on rolls and then brush the tops with leftover glaze mixture.  
Place rolls into a baking dish. 
Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes.
Slice and serve! Put out some warmed raspberry preserves and let guests slather a bit of it on their rolls. It is so unbelievably good.
Cook's Notes: I have been known to add a bit of pineapple juice to the glaze mixture when I have it on hand. Pineapple pairs so nicely with ham. Add about a tablespoon. Also, feel free to use any type of ham/cheese combo. that you really enjoy.

Enjoy!

51 comments :

  1. Yummy! I will make it this weekend. Thank you

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  2. Oh my! I had these last Christmas at a friend's party, and they are SO good!!! I want to try my hand at them the next time we have people over for a movie night. :)

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  3. Those look easy and delicious. I cannot wait to give this a try.

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  4. You had me at Hawaiian bread! :) I am always looking for new things to serve for Sunday night snack supper. Can't wait to try these....

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  5. How smart is this! When I saw the picture I thought of assembling each and every one separately, it never dawned on me to use the whole set of rolls as one big piece and then cut.

    I love all the ingredients here and they look amazing. Thanks for sharing this.

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  6. These would be great with your country potato salad for supper!! Quick easy and delicious!

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  7. I made a similar recipe to this that had had poppy seeds on the top. Yummy!!

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  8. Looks so good! I'm making these for the next brunch/shower I have. Thank you!

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  9. Brandie, these look so tasty! Great for my potluck at work next week...thanks for the great idea!

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  10. look absolutely yummy! gloria

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  11. Those look so yummy and so simple! What a great thing to have at a picnic or even a bbq! :-)

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  12. I haven't had these in a very long time. My aunt would make them for us whenever we'd come over to go swimming. I need to make these sometime soon. Yummy!

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  13. These look so great Bran! I love recipes like this, and we're a family that adores hot ham and cheese sandwichs, so I can't wait to try these. May not wait for a party... lol!

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  14. Oh girlfriend, these sound amazing! And with the raspberry jam to dip in... DANG!! Mmmmmm

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  15. I LOVE King's Hawaiian bread and these party rolls looks so delicious!!! Yummy! :)

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  16. I simply loves these rolls...what you placed inside also looks darn good too. I am simply starving right now and could eat the entire bag myself.

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  17. These look to die for good! I just SU this post! Have a great weekend :)

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  18. Yummy!! I saw seen a recipe for this with onion minced in sauce, but no brown sugar. I will have to try them!

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  19. These looks delicious. I have friends coming over this weekend. I going to give these a try with my friends. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. What a fun idea! I love Hawaiian bun.

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  21. In the South we use this recipe with Marshall or Parker House rolls. Sometimes with Sister Schubert frozen pan rolls. But I will try the Hawaiian rolls for a sweeter taste.
    Thanks for the new twist!!

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  22. Yum...and now I know how to turn a simple sandwich into something delicious!

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  23. Yum! I have never had anything like this before. Well, I mean I have had a ham sandwich before, but not like this! Great recipe!

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  24. I had these at a potluck once, and loved them. I'm so glad now to have the recipe! :)

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  25. Oh yum! I am pinning this to my Pinterest boards so I never lose it! Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. This recipe is definitely new to me! I will have to remedy the fact that I've never tried them. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I've had these at various gatherings, but never had the recipe until now...THANKS SO MUCH! :-)

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  28. Just made these for the family and it was a raging success even for the picker eater. Thank you so much for posting this.

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  29. V - so happy you liked it!! Thank you for letting me know how they turned out for ya!!

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  30. I made these for my mother and her friend yesterday - popped them into the oven on delay bake so we came home to warm sammies and cream of zucchini soup. it was the best lunch I've had in a loooong time. Absolutely delish!

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  31. Omg!! These are delish!! I can't wait to make these for my girlfriends!! Love all your recipes!!

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  32. These sound awesome. Sweet and savory! My favorite combination! Thank you!

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  33. Yep, made these... Actually double batch, for 3 people in the house... There were 3 sandwiches ”leftover”, but gone for breakfast the next morning. Don't wonder...MAKE them, they are awesome obviously!

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  34. Yep, made these... Actually double batch, for 3 people in the house... There were 3 sandwiches ”leftover”, but gone for breakfast the next morning. Don't wonder...MAKE them, they are awesome obviously!

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  35. I made these today on croissants. Omg!!! I just cut into thirds before serving. The raspberry preserves slathered on when warm is heavenly.

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  36. I need an intervention.....I am totally addicted to these little gems. Heck, my whole family and my company fell in love and ate every last one. We want more! Brandie is my hero!

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    1. I am sorry I missed your comment when you first posted it Susan! SO happy you liked this recipe!

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  37. These are amazing! Fast, easy and crazy good!

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  38. Ran up on your website quite by accident. Love your recipe collection. Thoroughly intend to try alot of them.

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  39. OMGosh these look sooo good. I actually have never had these or even seen them at any get together I've gone to. I think I'm going to bring them to our family.s little easter "lupper" this weekend.
    Just found your website while looking for chicken tatertot casserole recipes and I have been hooked. I'm sitting here almost drooling over all these awesome recipes! I really love how you take a picture of all the ingredients together. I have this nasty habit of somehow missing an ingredient when I look over the list to see if I have everything for a recipe. Having the photo to look at really helps! Thanks so much for your recipes, can't wait to try them all. There goes my diet before it even started!

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    1. What a wonderfully sweet comment! That means so much to me that you love how the recipes and photos are laid out. Makes all the work worth it just to hear that! Thank you for taking the time to let me know :)

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  40. Yet another fabulous idea! They didn't last long when I took them out of the oven! I have now made several of your recipes and they have gone over quite well! I also love that you do the step-by-step photos so that I know I am not messing something up along the way! LOL

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  41. I've used this recipe for several years, and everyone loves these melty warm little sandwiches! Please note that the King's Hawaiian Rolls are now smaller than they used to be, so the package of 12 won't be enough to fit your ingredients into. You'll need to buy a 2nd package of rolls and add some from the 2nd package to the first package to fill the baking dish and to fit the ingredients.

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  42. Love all your recipes can't wait to try them ALL I also like that you take pics and go step by step very helpful thank u so much :)

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  43. would it matter if I used unsalted butter ? Would it alter the taste ?

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  44. Love your site! Has anyone ever made these Party Rolls with turkey or chicken? Would the sauce go well with a poultry substitute?
    Thanks for any help I have some in family that don't enjoy ham.I know,its their loss.

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  45. Linda from CarmelMay 12, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Made them for our Mothe's Day Brunch and they were a big hit. Delicious. Thanks for the recipe

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  46. Making these for breakfast. I will have 12 teenage girls sleeping over. Thanks for another great recipe!!

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  47. Sooooooo I've made these more times than I can count.... I'm making them again tonight for dinner... Thank you for this recipe.. It's super simple, delicious, and very addicting! I usually make 2 batches so we have enough for leftovers. It is one of my families favorite things!

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