cranberry sauce and ham being rolled up in crescent roll dough

Ham and Cranberry Roll Ups

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Ham and Cranberry Roll ups are a festive appetizer for the holidays featuring ham and cranberry sauce rolled and baked in a crescent roll. They are also perfect to make with your Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers!

Ham and cranberry sauced rolled up in croissant roll dough

My kids love to make recipes, and this crescent roll dough helps them make fun things that I can bake for them. They always turn out delicious. And they are versatile for so many flavors. All you have to do is pop the can, separate the sections, give one to each child, and supply the toppings.

This ham and cranberry roll ups idea came from leftover ham and cranberry sauce from thanksgiving. We already knew the flavors went together awesome. My homemade cranberry sauce recipe is bomb, and compliments the salty ham so well.

Kids love ham and they love anything with ham in it. So this is the perfect idea for cooking with kids. We make recipes all throughout the fall, I take pictures of the kids making them, and create cookbooks with them as Christmas gifts for the daycare families. They are beloved by families for years.

You can even get recipes here for kid’s cookbooks.

Ham roll ups

These roll ups are so simple, you’re not going to believe you didn’t think of it before. And they are oh so festive. I would make them for a holiday appetizer too!

Ham and Cranberry Roll Ups
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

Sweet, tangy, salty appetizers for your holiday table and a great use for leftovers after the big holiday meal.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, ham and cranberry roll ups, leftovers, thanksgiving
Servings: 8
Author: Christina
Ingredients
  • 1 can pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1/2 c homemade cranberry sauce or sauce of your choice
  • 8 slices sliced ham, cut into chunks
Instructions
  1. Open can of dough and separate into 8 triangles

  2. Top each triangle with a spoonful of cranberry sauce and a sprinkle of ham chunks

  3. Roll from the fat end to the skinny end

  4. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes

  5. Serve warm or cold

You’re going to love these and want to make them over and over again! And it’s a really fun activity to spend time with your kids too. They will be so proud that they helped cook what you have on your special table. And they learn math too while developing fine motor skills and cooking skills. Cooking has so many benefits for kids!

rolling ham and cranberry sauce in crescent roll dough

You can even make your own cooking school for kids! It’s a great way to teach and entertain them while making a difference in their future!

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