NANA’S DEVILED HAM (about 2 cups)
3 cups cooked ham, cut into ¾ inch pieces
¼ cup Dijon-style mustard
½ stick (¼ cup) unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
1/3 cup minced onion, more to taste
1/3 cup minced sweet pickle, more to taste
¼ cup minced Major Grey chutney (or homemade pear or apple chutney), optional
Tabasco sauce to taste (start with one generous shake and see where that takes you…)
- In a food processor grind the ham until it is minced, add the mustard, butter, honey and cloves and blend the mixture until it is smooth.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the onion, pickle, chutney and pepper to taste. Pack into a crock.
- Serve with crackers or as a sandwich filling (see deviled ham and pickle sandwiches or deviled ham and pecan tea sandwiches.)
adapted from The Best of Gourmet, 1994