Baked Ham, Pear and Gorgonzola Sandwiches

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This is definitely not a typical old-fashioned ham sandwich! This savory, sweet recipe combines the unique local flavors of spicy mustard, tangy cheese and crunchy fruit with crisped potato bread. These baked ham, pear and gorgonzola sandwiches are perfect as a holiday party appetizers or a quick and delicious family meal.

Cook Time: 30 min

Servings: 9 Mini Sandwiches

Ingredients

Sandwiches:
Glaze:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. dry mustard
  • 1 tbs. Worscestershire sauce
  • Toothpicks

Directions

To prepare the glaze, combine butter, brown sugar, dry mustard and worscestershire sauce in a saucepan over medium heat.  Whisk until melted, and then bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and set aside.
Using a small biscuit or cookie cutter, cut out 18 circles of potato bread (for 9 sandwiches - I'm great at math).  You can save the leftover bread for croutons or bread crumbs!
In a small bowl, stir together both dijon and coarse ground mustard.
Place 9 of your bread circles in a 9" baking sheet.  Top each circle with mustard and spread with back of spoon.
Cut ham to fit sandwiches, and place on top of mustard.
Cut pear to fit sandwiches, and place on top of ham.
Sprinkle each sandwich with desired amount of gorgonzola cheese.  (If you're not a fan, brie or swiss would be nice too).
Place remaining bread on top of each sandwich, and pour glaze over - making sure to cover each.
Bake sandwiches in a 350 degree oven, for 20 minutes covered and then 10 minutes uncovered.  Insert a toothpick through each sandwich before removing.  Serve warm.