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Hot Pineapple Ham Sandwiches

Your trusty slow cooker lets you make these warm, gooey sandwiches without heating up the house on a hot day. The mustard and brown sugar give them such satisfying richness. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 2 cans (20 ounces each) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2-1/2 pounds thinly sliced deli ham
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 10 slices Swiss cheese or cheddar cheese, optional
  • 10 kaiser rolls, split


  • Mix first 4 ingredients. Place half of the mixture in a 5-qt. slow cooker; top with half of the ham. Repeat layers. Cook, covered, on low until heated through, 3-4 hours.
  • Using tongs, remove ham from slow cooker, leaving pineapple mixture behind; keep warm. In a large saucepan, mix cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir in pineapple mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve ham, pineapple mixture and, if desired, cheese on rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 468 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 1540mg sodium, 69g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • AllisonO
    Aug 21, 2017

    A tasty alternative to a traditional ham sandwich! The pineapple mixture has a good balance of sweet and savory and someone who really likes sweet/salty combos would likely enjoy this. The sauce could be served on the side for dipping. This makes enough for a family of five with leftovers. Next time, I will likely try it with thicker ham slices.

  • Angel182009
    Jul 20, 2017

    This had good flavor but I think it would be better using a thicker cut ham.

  • Grammy Debbie
    Jul 14, 2017

    Wonderful recipe--my husband doesn't like Swiss cheese, but agreed that everything works together in these sandwiches to result in a very tasty treat. My local grocery store had high-quality deli ham on sale for $3.99 a pound, and I am so glad I remembered this recipe and took advantage of that sale. It was easy to put together and a great meal for a hot day since it utilizes the crockpot. I will definitely be making this recipe again.