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Ham Sliders with Pineapple Cherry Jam

For a fun and fancy meal, give these ham sliders a try. The recipe is from Disney California Adventure Park. These sandwiches were part of a special holiday small bites festival. The jam is the perfect accompaniment to ham and so delicious on these sandwiches. We are also going to be serving it with our Easter ham this year.


Ham Sliders with Pineapple Cherry Jam

Makes 8 sliders

Pineapple Cherry Jam:

2 tablespoons butter

1 white onion, diced

1 fresh pineapple, cored and diced

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup dried cherries

2 tablespoons yellow mustard

Coarse salt, to taste

8 Canyon Bakehouse gluten free Brioche-style Sweet Rolls (or other GF favorite roll)

2 tablespoons softened butter

1 1/2 lbs. smoked ham slices

Start by making the jam. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan. Add onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add pineapple, vinegar, and sugar; cook on low heat for 45 minutes, until juices are reduced and pineapple begins to break down. Stir in cherries and mustard. Season with salt. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

To make the sandwiches, butter both sides of all the rolls. Broil in the oven to toast to golden brown. Evenly distribute ham slices on bottom rolls and top with warm jam. Place roll tops on top and enjoy!


Step-by-step tutorial:

Gather your ingredients. For the jam you will need butter, a white onion, a fresh pineapple, apple cider vinegar, sugar, dried cherries, and mustard.

In a saucepan, melt butter and sauté onions until translucent. While it's cooking, core and dice the pineapple.

Add pineapple, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. Cook on low heat, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. You want the juices to reduce and the pineapple to break down. Stir in cherries and mustard.

This jam is such a fun combination of flavors. It's sweet and savory, and goes so well alongside ham. Serve it warm with the sandwiches.

To make the sliders, prepare rolls by buttering both sides and toasting them under a broiler. Top each bottom with ham slices (I used deli ham, but leftover spiral ham or other thicker sliced ham would be amazing too) and top with jam. We loved the contrast of the cold ham with the warm jam, but you could also warm the ham if you'd like. Any way you do it will be a huge hit!

Recipe Source: Recipe adapted from a recipe in The Official Disney Parks Cookbook


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