Another holiday, another day with lots of eating, another week filled with leftovers. What’s the most common leftover after the bunny holiday? Ham of course! One of my favorite things to do with leftover meat is make sandwiches – as good as it was solo for your holiday meal, to me meat tastes even better between two good pieces of bread with a yummy spread the week after. Bonus for this pairing: blueberries are SO good for you!
Ham and Blueberry Chutney Sandwich (Courtesy of about.com: busy cooks)
Blueberry Chutney (recipe to follow)
Thinly sliced honey smoked ham
Whole grain bread slices
Ingredients: Blueberry Chutney
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dried blueberries
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cinnamon stick
Dash of salt
Pretty straightforward – make your ham sandwich with the blueberry chutney as a spread!
Directions: Blueberry Chutney
Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan, then bring to boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute and remove cinnamon stick. Cool completely, place in tightly sealed containers, and refrigerate for up to two weeks.
This Blueberry Chutney recipe makes a pretty large quantity, but it freezes beautifully – so you’ll always have some of the delicious spread on hand. If you’re in need of a quick appetizer, serve it over cream cheese or softened Camembert cheese.