Ham and cheese jalapeno crescents! The classic and well-loved combination of ham and cheese gets a twist of jalapeno heat before being rolled up and baked in a hot and flaky crescent dough blanket.
Created with just four ingredients, they make a delicious addition to a dinner menu or a perfect party appetizer.
The star of the show is Buddig Smoked Honey Ham, one of the delicious products from Carl Buddig & Company, sibling to Old Wisconsin, where family and family traditions are the heart of the business. The company has remained family-owned and operated for more than 72 years. (I’m partial to family-run businesses, I admit it.)
I’ve been enjoying the flavorful smokehouse sausage from Old Wisconsin since I was a little girl. My dad’s clients often gave him sausage and cheese gift baskets, and I distinctly remember the oh so delicious spicy, smoked taste.
So you’d think I’d use that in a recipe wouldn’t you? Normally, yes, but there’s an added secret ingredient each month in the Make It Delish contest, and this month’s ingredient is Frigo cheese sticks. Since I can’t resist the combo of ham and cheese, and Buddig has a delectable smoked honey ham… ham and cheese jalapeno crescents were born.
You can watch my video tutorial for a step by step on how I made them. There are only four ingredients, so it’s pretty easy to follow.
Ham and Cheese Jalapeno Crescents
- 8 jalapeno peppers
- 1 pkg of 8 crescent rolls
- 16 slices Buddig Smoked Honey Ham
- 4 Frigo cheese sticks
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Start water boiling. While it comes to a boil, prepare the jalapeno peppers by cutting off stem end and scooping out the insides and seeds.
Place peppers in steamer basket. Cover and steam over boiling water for 15 minutes. Rinse under cool water; drain. Set aside.
Cut each of the cheese sticks in half. Tuck each one inside a boiled pepper. (You may have to trim them further to make sure they fit inside peppers.)
Wrap a slice of ham around each end of a pepper.
Unroll the sheet of crescent roll dough and separate into triangles. Place the wrapped pepper at the pointy side of the triangle and roll up. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 11-13 minutes or until golden brown.
And the results are positively delicious!
You can enter the Make It Delish contest with as many recipes as you’d like. At the end of October, November and December, judges will choose winners! Not only will the top scorers win prizes, but their recipes will be published in a special digital Buddig cookbook! To enter and for official rules, click here.
One lucky reader will win a Buddig & Old Wisconsin #MakeItDelish prize package which includes: 1 branded lunch bag, 1 branded shopping tote, 1 branded pencil case, 1 Free Old Wisconsin coupon (up to $5), 1 Free Buddig 2 oz. coupon (up to $.99) and 1 Free Buddig 16 oz. coupon (up to $4.99)
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