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Baked Ham & Colby Sliders

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Recipe Description

Savor the fusion of sweet apricot preserves, savory smoked ham, and creamy Cady Creek Farms Colby Cheese in these Baked Ham and Colby Sliders, topped with a buttery glaze and a sprinkle of Parmesan for an unforgettable flavor explosion.


12 small dinner or Hawaiian rolls

1 cup apricot preserves

12 thin slices smoked deli ham

8 oz Cady Creek Farms Colby Cheese Slices

4 tablespoons butter, cubed

1 tablespoon dried minced onion

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

3/4 ounce Parmesan cheese, finely shredded (about 1/4 cup)

1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Slice rolls in half horizontally; remove tops.
  3. Place roll bottoms into a 13 x 9-inch baking pan; spread with apricot preserves.
  4. Layer each with one folded ham slice and ½ slice of cheese.
  5. Replace roll tops.
  6. Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl; stir in the minced onion, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
  7. Brush mixture over roll tops.
  8. Sprinkle with parmesan and red pepper flakes if desired.
  9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the cheeses are melted.


Recipe Tip

Make-ahead tip: The sliders could be prepared a day ahead. Replace roll tops; cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator 40 minutes before baking. Follow the recipe as directed, starting with melting butter.


Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Cheese. Photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin.

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