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Ham Bundles Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carrie Collier
Added: Friday, December 5, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Package (¼ oz.) active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
¾ cup warm milk
½ cup shortening
3 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp. Salt
4 ½ to 4 ¾ cups all-purpose flour

Filling:
1 large onion, finely chopped
5 Tbs. Butter, divided
2 cups coarsely ground, fully cooked ham
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled, optional
½ to ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Directions:
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, shortening, eggs, sugar, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté onion in 2 Tbs. butter until tender. Add ham and mix well; set aside.

Punch the dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into thirds. Roll each portion into a 16-in x 8-in. rectangle. Cut each rectangle into eight squares. Place a tablespoonful of ham mixture in the center of each square. Add bacon and/or cheese if desired. Fold up corners to center of dough; seal edges.

Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes. Melt remaining butter; brush over dough. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown and filling is heated through. Refrigerate leftovers.

Note: You could use any combination of meat for the filling. The first time we made these, we used ½ sausage, ½ ham. It was very good.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
90 min.

 

 

 

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