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funeral sandwiches
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4.56 from 27 votes

Funeral Sandwiches

Funeral sandwiches are one of my favorite southern specialties. Salty ham, nutty swiss cheese, and a tangy dijon brown sugar butter glaze is baked into fluffy Hawaiian rolls. They're basically upgraded ham and cheese sliders with a brown sugar dijon caramelized crust and they're completely irresistible!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, brunch, sandwich
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: brown sugar, dijon, ham, swiss cheese

Ingredients

Brown Sugar Dijon Sauce

  • 1 Stick Butter melted
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Funeral Rolls

  • 1 pack Hawaiian rolls (12 rolls)
  • 3/4 lb Virginia Ham sliced thin
  • 1/2 lb Swiss Cheese sliced thin
  • Poppy Seeds optional

Instructions

Brown Sugar Dijon Sauce

  • In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, dijon mustard and worcestershire sauce and set aside.

Funeral Rolls

  • Grease a baking pan and pour in enough of the brown sugar dijon sauce to coat the bottom of the pan; about 3-4 tbsp.
  • Split the rolls down the middle and pull them apart. Line the pan with the bottom portion of the buns.
  • Evenly lay half of the swiss cheese across the bottom buns, then add the ham, and the remaining cheese.
  • Put the upper half of the buns on top and pour the remaining brown sugar dijon sauce on top - making sure to coat and soak each bun.
  • If you’d like to add poppy seeds, lightly sprinkle some on top.
  • Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350F degrees and bake uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the cheese has melted.