Southeast Dairy Association - Virginia Tech Ham & Swiss Biscuit Bites with Jalapeño-Plum Preserves

Virginia Tech Ham & Swiss Biscuit Bites with Jalapeño-Plum Preserves

For an effortless game day snack, prepare the recipe 1 day ahead. To reheat, remove the biscuits from the cast iron skillet, wrap loosely in foil, and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until warm.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 10


  • 20 frozen tea biscuits
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, divided
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Virginia ham, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup plum preserves
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeño
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest


  • Place biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature to thaw, about 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Stir together mustard and 1 tablespoon butter.
  • Flatten biscuits on a floured surface to measure about 4 inches; brush with mustard mixture.
  • Divide ham and 3/4 cup cheese evenly between biscuits. Pinch biscuit ends together and place seam side down in a lightly greased 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  • Brush tops with remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Top with remaining 3/4 cup shredded Swiss cheese.
  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly brown. Sprinkle with freshly ground pepper. 
  • Meanwhile, stir together preserves and remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Serve with biscuits.


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Source of recipe: Rebecca Gordon, Buttermilk Lipstick
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