Country Ham Relish

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Country Ham Relish is a creamy, sweet and salty spread that makes a delicious southern appetizer when spread on crackers or celery sticks. This is such a great Easter appetizer. It is also awesome as a sandwich spread.

Country Ham Relish

 

A combination of cream cheese and mayonnaise makes this Country Ham Relish supremely creamy and rich. Golden raisins and sweet pickle relish add some sweetness to contrast the saltiness of the ham. And a little Dijon mustard and horseradish add some zip.

Country Ham Relish

 

TIPS FOR MAKING COUNTRY HAM RELISH:

  • Country ham is very, very salty and the saltiness can vary greatly from brand to brand. To remove some of the saltiness, soak the country ham in warm water for 15 minutes and then blot it dry.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, no worries. You can finely chop the ingredients by hand. It will just take more effort.
  • Country ham can be ordered online if you can’t find it locally.
  • I love the saltiness of country ham, but you can use any kind of ham.

Country Ham Relish

 

This easy recipe is a great way to use up leftover ham. You might also like this more traditional Deviled Ham.

Country Ham Relish

Country Ham Relish

Country Ham Relish is a creamy, sweet and salty spread that makes a delicious southern appetizer when spread on crackers or celery sticks. This is such a great Easter appetizer. It is also awesome as a sandwich spread.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Easter
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 127kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces country ham
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Soak country ham in a bowl of warm water for 15 minutes to remove some of the salt. Blot dry with paper towels. Trim country ham of most fat and chop into pieces.
  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse about 15 times to finely chop the ham. 
  • Stir mixture to make sure everything is evenly mixed. Serve with crackers. Can be refrigerated up to 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal

Country Ham Relish

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