Open-Faced Ham Sandwiches with Pineapple Relish

Open-Faced Ham Sandwiches with Pineapple Relish
  • Prep Time
  • 8Servings


  • 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1 jalapenocored, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 16 slices cocktail-size pumpernickel bread
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 16 thin slices European-style smoked ham, such as Black Forest (about 8 ounces)


Drain the pineapple and press down on it to thoroughly remove all of the liquid. In a bowl, combine the pineapple, jalapeno, vinegar and mustard seeds. Stir well and season to taste with salt and pepper. Butter a slice of bread, then spread a thin layer of the mustard on top of the butter. Fold a piece of ham to fit the bread and place it on top, followed by a dollop (about 1 tablespoon) of the pineapple mixture. Repeat with the remaining bread slices.