Recipe from the KQ Cookbook: Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups

Recipe from the Hungry Quilter

Here’s a great use for quilting thread in the kitchen! It’s used to slice your appetizers. (By the way, this thread technique will also work for most quick-bread and cake slicing).

If you keep the ingredients for these roll-ups on hand, you can whip up a tasty appetizer when holiday visitors unexpectedly drop by.

The recipe is from the out-of-print Keepsake Quilting Cookbook published as a charitable fund-raiser in 2001.

Ham and Cheese Roll Ups
1 (6 ounce) can chopped ham
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1 (8 count) can crescent rolls
1/4 cup sesame seeds

Drain the ham. Combine the ham, cream cheese, garlic powder, lemon juice and onion in a bowl and mix well. Separate the roll dough into 4 rectangles. Place the rectangles on a work surface and press the perforations to seal. Spread the ham mixture on the rectangles and roll each as for a jelly roll.

Cut a 12 to 14 inch length of quilting thread. Hold one end of the thread in each hand, slip the center of the thread under one end of a roll-up, cross the thread ends over the roll-up and pull until the thread makes a clean cut. Repeat, cutting each of the roll-ups into 6 or 7 slices. Coat the outer edge of each slice with the sesame seeds. Place the slices cut side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 325 to 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cool. Yield: 4 to 6 servings.

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