Thanksgiving Parties: Ham 'n Swiss Spicy "Jamwiches" Recipe | Divine Lifestyle

Thanksgiving Parties: Ham ‘n Swiss Spicy “Jamwiches” Recipe

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We love entertaining during the holidays. We invite family and friends over. We makes lots of things like appetizers and desserts. Holidays are just about small plates and things that people can easily eat.

Thanksgiving is no exception (speaking of Thanksgiving, check out my Perfect Turkey Recipe). With Thanksgiving, however we are tasked with having appetizers throughout the day and then snacks for after Thanksgiving.

These Ham ‘n Swiss Spicy Jamwiches were so popular when we made them that my children at every single one while we were taking pictures of them. They seriously loved them that much.

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  • 3 Tbsp. seedless strawberry jam
  • 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh jalapeño peppers
  • 6 thin Swiss cheese slice s (1/4 lb.)
  • 72 RITZ Crackers
  • 12 thin deli honey ham slices

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  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix the strawberry jam, mayo and jalapeno pepper well. Tear each slice of cheese and piece of ham into six pieces.
  3. Put crackers on the sheet tray (please ignore our seasoned tray) and cover each cracker with cheese. Add ham to half of the cheese topped crackers.
  4. Bake about 2  1/2 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt slightly. Spoon about a quarter sized amount of jam mixture onto crackers with ham only. Cover the rest of the crackers with the cheese sides down to make sandwiches.
  5. Best served warm.

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Try this with leftover Thanksgiving Turkey and Cranberry Sauce. Do everything else the same but skip the jalapeno.

Try this with those spiral cut ham leftovers from Thanksgiving. Do everything else the same.


Looking for holiday party recipe inspiration? The Ultimate Party Planner website from Nabisco and Publix has got you covered. You will great recipes, savings and more. Visit your local Publix to pick up everything you need for a festive holiday.

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  1. Julie Wood

    These are a cute and yummy idea to make for Thanksgiving party. I like the ingredients and want to make these. Thanks for a awesome recipe!

  2. Those are a great idea for people to snack on while they wait for the turkey to cook! Love it.

  3. This would be the perfect appetizer for Thanksgiving. I never thought to mix these thins together, but I can foresee it making my picky eater more enticed to eat ham 😉

  4. That is a really creative way to make ham and cheese sandwiches! Sounds pretty tasty.

  5. Sounds like a snack I need in my life! Great little appetizer type food too!

  6. Dandi D

    I love this idea for appetizers–they look so yummy!

  7. This is such an interesting combination of ingredients. I’m not sure if I’d love it or hate it, but I really want to try these!

  8. These will make a great after school snack for the kiddos! They will love putting them together with me.

  9. What a unique combination! I’ll have to try these!

  10. These would make a fantastic appetizer for the holidays! Thanks so much for the variation ideas too.

  11. Awesome snack idea. Interesting combo.

  12. Lisa Bristol

    These look delicious. I make little sandwiches out of my crackers all the time. Great for snacks.

  13. Looks so yummy!! That would be great for the office Thanksgiving holidays.

  14. Pauline C.

    Maybe I should serve this for Thanksgiving? Looks delish for appetizers.

  15. Oooh I like a little spice every now and again. These
    Look great!

  16. I love Ritz crackers. and who doesnt like ham and cheese. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Neat idea. I’d never heard of a jammwich before. I’m always looking for fun ideas for my kids.

  18. Veronica

    Those are fun little sandwiches. They are perfect finger foods for parties and gatherings

  19. They’re cute. I bet my kids would love them because they’re on the little crackers.

  20. That’s a great twist on a classic. I love spicy!

  21. These look great! I bet my girls would love them!

  22. What a tasty snack! I think these would go over really well for Super Bowl parties too!

  23. I love these little cracker sandwiches. The flavors are really nice. Thanks!

  24. Mmmm, these look delicious! Quick and easy too… an extra bonus.

  25. I would never have thought to put that combination together. It looks really fun.

  26. Tracey

    Never would have thought up that combination! These look awesome…perfect apps!

  27. Cute, simple and tasty. Sounds like my kind of appetizer!!!

  28. This is such a great idea! I bet these would go over well for Graham’s lunch. We can’t use peanut butter because of rules at school, so this is genius!

  29. These are pretty much my perfect snack!

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