Ham and Cheese Twists

These sound like a great party appetizer or snack food.

Ingredients: 

1 (11 oz) can of Pillsbury French Bread Crusty French Loaf dough

6 oz sliced deli ham (I used Hillshire Farm Deli Select Ultra-Thin Honey Ham)

4-6 teaspoons mustard, to taste (I used yellow mustard because I love it, but feel free to use a different kind)

3 oz (3/4 cup) shredded 2% Sharp Cheddar cheese 

Directions: 

1.Pre-heat the oven to 350. Mist a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.

2.Unpackage the bread dough onto a cutting board and look for the seam in the dough roll. Unroll the dough starting at the seam until you have a flat rectangle of dough. The dough should be about 11”x15”, if not you can use a rolling pin to make it more of an even rectangle. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, slice the dough rectangle down the middle along the longer side to make two long rectangles (about 5.5”x15” each). Layer the sliced ham across the surface of one of the dough rectangles. Spread the mustard over top of the ham and then top by sprinkling the shredded cheddar over the mustard. Place the other dough rectangle over top of the ham and cheese and use your fingers to press the top layer of dough and bottom layer of dough together along all the edges.

3.Using a pizza cutter or knife, slice the loaf into 12 even strips. One at a time, hold the end of each strip and twist in opposite directions to form twists and then lay them on the prepared baking sheet. Once all pieces are twisted and on the baking sheet, transfer them to the oven and bake for 23-28 minutes until the dough is golden. 

Nutrition Information:

102 calories, 13 g carbs, 2 g sugars, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 6 g protein, 1 g fiber

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