Saturday, December 27, 2014

Recipe: Ham Roll-Up Appetizers

Sometimes you just need a quick appetizer that you can fix a few hours before the party, and be done with it. I love a hot appetizer, but that can get tricky as you're getting ready for the guests to arrive. On Sunday we had our big annual family Christmas party. I had seen a ham roll-up on line, but there was no recipe, so I decided to go it on my own.

Ham Roll-Up Appetizers

To make 100 appetizers, you will need:

2 lbs. ham, sliced medium thick for appetizers
2   8 oz cream cheese, softened
seasoning salt
seasoned pepper
onion powder
1 t. lemon juice
2-4 T. milk
2 cans olives, drained
100 appetizer toothpicks

I take my cream cheese out an hour or two before so that it is nice and soft. It helps even more to cut it into chunks or slices and let that sit out on a plate for a bit. When you're ready, beat the cream cheese in a mixer until it is soft and there are no lumps. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder and lemon juice. Continue to mix while scraping the sides. Add milk until you reach the desired consistency, which is like a thick sour cream.

Lay a piece of ham out. Spread the cream cheese mixture on the ham. I like to do it fairly thin. You'll get plenty of cheese in every bite.

Roll the ham up in a tight roll. Take a toothpick, and put it through an olive, and then down through the ham roll. The ham slices will be different depending on the ham that you use, so place the olives so that they are about 1-1/2 inches apart, however many will fit along the ham roll.

When the olives are all placed, slice the ham roll between the olives.

Place on a platter (sorry... no picture of that), cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until time to serve. Easy peasy.

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