Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
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Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

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There are two types of holiday guests… turkey people and ham people. And if you’re hosting this year’s holiday meal like I am, then you know what a pain this can be. Seriously, who wants to prepare both a full turkey and massive holiday ham for a single dinner?! But fret not, friends, for I have a solution! Thanks to my favorite new find, Smithfield® Anytime Favorites™ Cubed Ham at H-E-B, your discerning guests can have their ham and eat it too. So get ready to take on every holiday challenge thrown your way with my Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies.

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Time: 45 min.; Yields: 12

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a muffin pan.
  2. Roll out the pie dough and cut out 4” circles. There should be 12 circles in all. Push the dough into each muffin cavity and form along the edges to create the pie crust.
  3. Pack 1 tablespoon of goat cheese inside the bottom of each pie crust.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the Smithfield Anytime Favorites Cubed Ham and cranberry sauce. Then fill the rest of the pies with heaping amounts of the cubed ham and cranberry mixture.
  5. Place the muffin tin in the oven and bake approximately 30 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Plate the pies and garnish with the shredded basil. Enjoy!
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

These little slices of hammy heaven are easy to make and filled with a harmony of holiday flavors. Best of all, they can be prepared ahead of time, allowing you a moment to take part in all the munching. But to take a bit less off your plate (metaphorically speaking, of course), let me walk you through the pie-making process. Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a muffin pan. Then roll out the pie dough and cut out 4” circles. To make a total of 12 dough circles, you will likely need to use two pre-made pie dough sheets. Push the dough into each muffin cavity and form along the edges to create the pie crust.

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Next, you will want to pack 1 tablespoon of goat cheese inside the bottom of each pie crust. Don’t worry about the exact amount… the more cheese, the better!

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

In a mixing bowl, combine the Smithfield Anytime Favorites Cubed Ham and cranberry sauce. Resist the urge to attack the bowl with a fork and eat it all yourself.

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

If you don’t know anything about Smithfield Anytime Favorites products, then let me educate you. First, they are easily found in H-E-B’s refrigerated meats section

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Smithfield Anytime Favorites Cubed Ham is also high in protein, satisfyingly flavorful, and (as displayed in today’s recipe) very versatile. Smithfield also has other varieties as well. You can also find Smithfield Anytime Favorites Diced Ham, Smithfield Anytime Favorites Smoked Chops, Smithfield Anytime Favorites Boneless Ham Slices, and Smithfield Anytime Favorites Ham Steaks at your local H-E-B. I love that they have a solution for any type of recipe I could be making that includes ham! Alright, back to the recipe!

Next you will want to fill the rest of the pies with heaping amounts of the cubed ham and cranberry mixture.

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

Lastly, place the muffin tin in the oven and bake approximately 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Plate the pies and garnish with the shredded basil. All that’s left to do is munch!

Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies
Cranberry Ham & Goat Cheese Pies

And there you have it! An easy and delicious recipe to satisfy all your holiday guests. Make sure to visit the H-E-B store locator to find Smithfield Anytime Favorites Cubed Ham in a store near you. So tell me… are you a turkey or ham person?

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

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18 Comments

  1. Laurie Nykaza says:

    I will make these for the holidays thanks for the rat recipe my kids love cheese and ham too.

  2. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I am all about the apps before Christmas dinner since my family spends the whole day at our house. I think these would be a hit with them.

  3. Sandra Davis says:

    I like easy appetizers like this

  4. Rachel B says:

    Wow these look delicious I would love to try them

  5. Julieh says:

    They look so cute and tasty

  6. Amy Deeter says:

    Something i would LOVE to surprise my fiance with

  7. Sarah Mayer says:

    I’m totally serving these at my company holiday party next week 🙂

  8. laurie says:

    wow these look so good

  9. kathy pease says:

    I have never tried goat cheese but would be willing to give it a shot with these, they look delicious 🙂

  10. Antoinette M says:

    These little pies look so great. I’ve actually never tasted goat cheese.

  11. Julie Barrett says:

    They’re so pretty! Perfect for holiday entertaining

  12. kath g says:

    So much to like about this – good looking, good combo of ingredients and pre-made pastry…so a quick, tasty treat that will look like it took longer to make than it did…that makes them even better.

    1. Exactly! The appearance of difficulty, but actually easy to make!

  13. Dana Rodriguez says:

    This is perfect for holiday parties. Looks really delicious!

    1. Exactly! So easy to make and delicious.

  14. latanya says:

    I didn’t know that they made cubed meat. It is so much easier and a time saver.

    1. Me neither! It’s such a convenient and yummy product.

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