If you run out of time to assemble the sandwiches, simply set out the spiral-cut ham along with the relish, mustard and rye bread, and let people assemble their own.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
44
Yield:
44 sandwiches
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Ingredients

44
Original recipe yields 44 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; saute until well-browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add rosemary and cloves; continue to saute until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Stir in cranberry sauce, and simmer until heated through. Remove from heat and set aside. (Cranberry-Onion Relish can be cooled, covered and refrigerated up to 2 weeks ahead.)

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  • To assemble: Working in batches, lay breads on a work surface and spread with about 1/4 tsp. mustard and 1 tsp. cranberry relish. Top half the breads with a portion of ham, cheese and arugula (optional), then the remaining bread slice. Halve each sandwich on the diagonal, sticking each half with a toothpick. (Sandwiches can be covered with a damp paper towel and plastic wrap and can remain at room temperature for 2 hours.)

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Copyright 2006 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts

114 calories; protein 6.5g; carbohydrates 10.9g; fat 4.9g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 388.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2007
These mini sammys are the perfect snack appy or accompanyment to soup. The relish is delicious cranberry is the perfect flavor accomanyment to ham. A great recipe any time of year. Love this recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2009
Nothing special. I was invited to an indoor "picnic" party and did a trial run and see no reason to make again. I don't think it is even worth trying again with adjustments. Read More
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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2007
These mini sammys are the perfect snack appy or accompanyment to soup. The relish is delicious cranberry is the perfect flavor accomanyment to ham. A great recipe any time of year. Love this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2009
Fantastic recipe!!!! I was searching for a great mini sandwich idea to make for my parents 50th anniversary party. I have to tell you big big hit. The relish really makes this I used about 4 Tablespoons of rosemary and red onion. Instead of using mini bread I used whole loaf pumpernickel and cut them in 1/4. Every time I looked at my dad he was eating another sandwich. I can't say enough about this recipe. Thank you so much!!!!!!! oh by the way I wish I would of taken a picture so I could summit it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/27/2011
I found this recipe because I was looking to replicate a cranberry onion jam I had in a restaurant. I don't eat ham but the relish was perfect for turkey sandwiches. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/23/2009
Nothing special. I was invited to an indoor "picnic" party and did a trial run and see no reason to make again. I don't think it is even worth trying again with adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2014
WOW I am such a dodo bird! Lol I gave this Sammie a face but forgot to tell you how Terrific it was!! Lol I obviously made a regular sandwich. I everything on hand and I was hungry;) The sweet tang of the ingredients is perfect! Great party food! Thank you USA TODAY;) Think I'll make it again soon;))) Read More
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