Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ham & Cheese Pinwheel Sandwiches

I found this at Country Cook Website and since I happen to have some pizza dough in the fridge...I just decided to give this one a try this week!

From the original blog:  "They would even work for a Christmas morning breakfast with the thinly-sliced ham and Swiss cheese making a savory alternative (or addition!) to cinnamon rolls. Using prepared pizza dough made it quick and easy after a morning with the cattle. I served the sandwich pinwheels with some fresh grapes for a quick and easy noon meal, but they would be equally tasty on a holiday buffet.

The taste is similar to the "Funeral Sandwiches" made with King's Hawaiian rolls. The sandwiches are marinated in a buttery sauce with both sweet and savory components. And poppy seeds also dress up the appearance - making festive accessories to a holiday appetizer spread.

Enjoy ... whether for lunch, supper, a party or for Christmas morning!"

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

1 can classic-style refrigerated pizza crust in a tube
3/4 lb. thinly-sliced deli ham
12 slices Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. poppy seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 12- by 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Unroll the pizza dough onto a cutting board and press into an approximately 13- by 18-inch rectangle. Top with ham slices, then cheese slices. Roll up tightly, like for cinnamon rolls. When you reach the end, pinch the seam together and flip the roll so the seam is face down. Cut into 12 slices, each approximately 1 inch wide. Arrange in prepared baking dish.

For glaze, melt butter in a microwavable measuring cup. Stir in remaining ingredients, whisking until all ingredients are well combined. (If you need to, heat a little more in the microwave until the glaze is smooth and all ingredients are combined.) Pour the glaze evenly over the rolls.

Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours before baking. Or bake immediately, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. (Mine took a little longer than that to get brown. Just keep watching them!)

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