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RECIPE # 4311 - COUNTRY HAM SPREAD, Wednesday, May 13, 2009

RECIPE # 4311 - COUNTRY HAM SPREAD, Wednesday, May 13, 2009

CREATED May 13, 2009

TAMMY ALGOOD / UT EXTENSION SERVICE

INGREDIENTS

1-1/2 cups cooked country ham, ground

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/4 cup chopped yellow sweet onion

1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 scant tablespoon spicy brown mustard

Toasted pecan halves for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl, mix together ham, cream cheese and onions. Use a hand

mixer on low speed to blend. Add chopped pecans, parsley and mustard.

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight to allow flavors to

meld. When ready to serve, bring to room temperature for 30 minutes. Transfer to

serving bowl and garnish with pecan halves. Serve with whole wheat

crackers, crostini or low salt pita chips.

NOTE: A great way to use leftover country ham. Can be served warm or room temperature!

Yield: 2 cups