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Juli Engel | Pedernales EC

“I’ve heard these delicious sandwiches called by many other names—funeral sandwiches and hot party ham sandwiches,” Engel says. “I’ve been making them for my friends, family and Bunco group for many years, and everyone loves them.”

1 package (12) Hawaiian sweet rolls
3/4 pound deli ham, thinly sliced
1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese (8–10 slices)
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon honey mustard
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Slice the entire package of rolls crosswise; do not separate rolls, but treat the whole package like one large roll. Lay the bottom half in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

3. Evenly layer the ham over the bottom half of roll, then repeat with the cheese. Cover with the top half.

4. In a small saucepan, heat butter, garlic powder, honey mustard, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce, whisking to blend until it comes to a boil and is completely melted and smooth.

5. Pour the butter mixture evenly over the top, and brush or spread with a knife to cover. Sprinkle with the poppy seeds.

6. Cover with foil and bake 15–20 minutes, then remove foil and bake an additional 5 minutes until tops are golden brown.

Serves 4–6.