Found this in the Dec. 2013 issue of Taste of Home magazine. Ham & cheese sandwiches made from the leftover ham were a holiday tradition when I was a youngster. I have loved them ever since & this recipe takes them up a notch (or two!), so I'll definitely be trying these.
You can make this ahead and bake it quickly when company arrives. Ham and cheese, horseradish and brown sugar make for one delicious combo!
Carmelized Ham & Swiss Buns
1 pkg. (12 oz.) Hawaiian sweet rolls, split
1/2 C horseradish sauc
12 slices spiral glazed ham OR whatever ham you have on hand, including deli ham
6 slices Swiss cheese, halved
1/2 C butter, cubed
2 Tbsp. finely chopped onion
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. spicy brown mustard
1 tsp. poppy seeds
1-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Spread roll bottoms with horseradish sauce. Layer with ham and cheese; replace tops. Arrange in a single layer in a greased 9" square baking pan.
In a small skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until tender. Stir in brown sugar, mustard, poppy seeds, Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder. Pour over rolls. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bakes, covered, 25 minutes. Bake, uncovered, 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown.
Makes 1 dozen