Southeast Dairy Association - Virginia Tech Ham & Swiss Biscuit Bites with Jalapeño-Plum Preserves

Ham & Swiss Biscuits with Jalapeño-Plum Preserves

For an effortless game day snack, prepare the recipe 1 day ahead. To reheat, remove the biscuits from the cast iron skillet, wrap loosely in foil, and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until warm.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 20 frozen tea biscuits
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Virginia ham, diced
  • 1 12 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 23 cup plum preserves
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 14 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Place biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature to thaw, about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Stir together mustard and 1 tablespoon butter.
  4. Flatten biscuits on a floured surface to measure about 4 inches; brush with mustard mixture.
  5. Divide ham and 3/4 cup cheese evenly between biscuits. Pinch biscuit ends together and place seam side down in a lightly greased 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  6. Brush tops with remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Top with remaining 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese.
  7. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly brown. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper.
  8. Meanwhile, stir together preserves and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with biscuits.


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Source of recipe: Rebecca Gordon, Buttermilk Lipstick

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