Hatfield Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard

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Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!

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Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!Shockingly, football is not my favorite part about the holidays.  Sure, there are some great games in there, and I do enjoy watching them.  But they don’t top the list.  That spot is reserved for leftovers.  Yes, leftovers.  One of my favorite things about the holidays is leftovers.  Curling up on the couch with a plate of comfort food (and then turning on that football game or perhaps a holiday movie) is my definition of holiday fun!

Every good baker needs a go-to biscuit recipe.  A good buttery, flaky biscuit that not only serves as a side dish, but also as a vessel for sandwiches the next day.  That’s where these Hatfield Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard come in.  I made a batch of my favorite biscuits for dinner, and the leftover biscuits (along with the leftover ham and the leftover cranberry sauce) all came together in sandwich form the next day.  Holy moly are these ham biscuits delicious!

Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!I was in our local Price Chopper supermarket the other day, and I noticed that Hatfield® Original Hardwood Smoked Dinner Hams were on sale.  Score!  At 3 pounds, these boneless hams are the perfect size for dinner with leftovers for lunch the next day.  Hatfield is an American-made business that started in Pennsylvania over 120 years ago.  Today, the company is still family-owned.  (Pretty cool, huh?)  Plus, their pork is simply delicious, so that’s a win-win-win in my book!  I put 2 of those Hatfield hams in my cart and went about my merry way.  (I picked up the Hardwood Smoked variety, but Hatfield’s boneless hams also come in Honey and Black Forest, too.)

Price ChopperLike all of Hatfield’s Hams, the Hardwood Smoked Dinner Hams are fully-cooked.  All I had to do once I got home was heat it up.  Now I love spending time in the kitchen, but I often find that time is at a premium during the holidays.  There are parties that need attending, football games that need watching and couches that need warming up.  Easy dinners always earn a few extra bonus points in my book, but they earn even more during the holidays!

Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!One of my favorite things about the Hatfield Original Hardwood Smoked Dinner Ham is that it’s not sliced.  That way, I can slice it up at home, or I can cut it into cubes for use in salads, omelettes, etc.  I’m all about the versatility here!

Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard

As I mentioned above, these ham biscuits are perfect for holiday leftovers!  I don’t know about you, but we always seem to have leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge.  Well that cranberry sauce can be turned into an easy condiment by mixing it with Dijon mustard, dried onions and a pinch of garlic powder.  The combination is a little bit tart, a little bit sweet and a lotta bit tasty.  It’s a fun, holiday-inspired spread that goes quite well on ham biscuits.

Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!Growing up, my parents always hosted a cocktail party for friends and neighbors at the beginning of December.  My sister and I were allowed to rent movies (1 each!), and then we stayed upstairs watching those movies until the party began to wind down.  Once there were only a few guests left, we’d sneak down in our footie-pajamas to say hello.  There were often mini ham biscuits left in the kitchen, and I totally remember snacking on leftover ham biscuits after those parties.  Good times!

Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a tasty and easy way to use leftovers during the upcoming holiday season!  Heck, these ham biscuits are so good that I might make another batch solely for the purpose of leftovers.  I hope you enjoy these ham biscuits as much as we did, and Happy Holidays!

Bonus: For a limited time this Holiday season, enjoy $2 off any (1) Hatfield Ham!

Did you make these Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!

Hatfield Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard

Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 10 biscuits
Calories: 368kcal


For the Ham

  • 1 48-oz. Hatfield® Classic Hardwood Smoked Dinner Ham

For the Cranberry Mustard

For the Biscuits


For the Ham

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Place ham in ½-1” of water on bottom of baking pan; cover with lid or seal with foil.
  • Bake approximately 15 minutes per pound, or until internal temperature of 140°F is reached.
  • Let ham cool slightly before slicing.

For the Cranberry Mustard

  • Using a small bowl, whisk all ingredients (cranberry sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic powder and dried onions) together until well combined.

For the Biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set pan aside.
  • Using a large bowl, add flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda; stir until well combined.
  • Cut butter into ½” cubes and add to the bowl with the dry ingredients. Using a pastry cutter (or two table knives) cut in butter until it’s the size of small peas.
  • Add buttermilk; stir until well combined. (Note: The dough should be somewhat shaggy at this point.)
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll dough into an 8”x8” square. Cut dough into 4 equal pieces; stack each piece on top of themselves. Roll into a rectangle again. Repeat process 2 more times.
  • Roll dough into an 8”x8” square (~1” thick). Using a 2½” round cookie cutter dipped in flour, press down without twisting cutter. Place biscuits 2” apart on prepared baking sheet. Reroll scraps as needed until all dough has been used.
  • Place pan in freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Whisk egg with 1 Tbsp of water; brush egg wash on top of biscuits.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until tops are golden brown in color.
  • Let biscuits cool for 5 minutes before splitting.
  • Spread ~1 Tbsp of cranberry mustard onto the bottom halves of each biscuit. Top with several slices of ham. Serve warm or at room temperature.


This recipe makes ~10 biscuits.  These will be leftover ham for other uses (more biscuits, soups, omelettes, etc.)

Looking for a tasty and easy way to use holiday leftovers?  These Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard are a great choice!

Looking for more tasty holiday recipes? Check out some of these other favorites, too:

Make Thanksgiving easier with this Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes recipe!  (Plus, these mashed potatoes are seriously delicious!)Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Looking for a fun and unique holiday appetizer?  These Maple Glazed Nuts with Candied Bacon are salty, sweet and delicious!Maple Glazed Mixed Nuts with Candied Bacon

A basket of these Cloverleaf Rolls would be a perfect addition to your holiday dinner table!Cloverleaf Rolls

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  1. 5 stars
    LOVE that you doctored up the cranberry sauce! I’ve made about a million sandwiches with leftover cranberries in my lifetime but I’ve never thought to do that–now I’m even more excited about Thanksgiving leftovers! Have a great week, David!

    1. Exactly! Cranberries are such a fun addition to leftover sandwiches…but add a little bit of Dijon to doctor up that cranberry sauce, and you’ve got a fun new spread idea. Give it a shot this year! Thanks so much, Kelsie! 🙂

    1. Yup, family is up there pretty high on my list, too. Haha! And I’m totally with ya using these ham biscuits as a midday nibbler. They have so much flavor! 🙂 Thanks, Kathy!

  2. 5 stars
    Yep…I think I love leftovers as much (or more than) the main event! And if it involves butter flakey biscuits, ham and that awesome cranberry mustard sauce I’m extra excited! I bet that sauce is SO good, David, with the whole savoury/tart/sweet situation going on. I’m totally craving these right now and I’m sure I’d have to have at least 3. Definitely trying over the holidays! Happy Monday to ya!

    1. Yup, we’re in the same leftover boat then, Dawn! Bring ’em on! This cranberry mustard is such a fun idea. It’s sweet + tangy, and it complements the ham quite well. Add in the buttery biscuits, and I’m one happy camper! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I’m definitely all about the leftovers during holidays, David. These ham biscuits would disappear fast with my family! Perfectly flaky biscuits stacked high with ham? Yes please!

    1. Yup, I’m with ya on the leftovers, Valentina! In fact, I’ve been known to make extra food for the sole purpose of having extra leftovers. 🙂 And these biscuits + cranberry mustard? Perfect for leftovers!

    1. These biscuits really do have a ton of buttery flavor, Dawn. (And you can make ’em in advance and freeze the dough in biscuit shapes, too.) Plus, the cranberry mustard complements the ham quite well if you ask me! 🙂

  4. hi david
    yes i agree about leftovers. so useful during the summer lull over christmas, to have ready-made foods in the fridge. i am not a huge ham eater but i think you’re right about having them in one piece. in fact, i think that’s the only way we have them here. well obviously we can buy sliced ham but that is a totally different animal (tee hee) to the big christmas ham. am i making sense at all?:-) And as for biscuits! another oddity in language. As biscuit means twice cooked, and what we call scones are definitely not twice-cooked, i wonder how it cam about that you guys say biscuits? deep thoughts there:-) cheers sherry

    1. Yes! I’m all about having leftovers as it makes the lull (winter lull for us) so much more enjoyable. I mean I love to cook (obviously), but during the holidays I enjoy taking time off and putting my feet up! 🙂

      You’re making perfect sense with the sliced ham talk. A lot of hams here in the States come spiral cut, so they’re a large ham like you are used to seeing but they’re already sliced.

      And the biscuits thing? Excellent question. That would probably be a fun read about the etymology of that word. I know biscuits in the UK are more like cookies, but biscuits here in the States (especially in the South) are what you see here. Buttery, flaky bread that’s super delicious! Thanks so much for the deep thoughts, Sherry!

  5. 5 stars
    The leftovers are my favourite part of the festive meal, I think! I love enjoying them after! 😀 And I agree, curling up on the couch with a fun holiday movie is the ideal way – with a side of comfort food.
    I love the idea of this – flavoursome and a great way to use up ham!

    1. Exactly! With leftovers, you get to enjoy that holiday meal again and again. 🙂 Plus, the fact that leftover prep is so easy makes the holiday break more enjoyable if you ask me. I mean I love to cook, but during the holidays I like to take a break and slow down a bit. Thanks so much, Alexandra!

  6. 5 stars
    David, the first thing that came into my mind when I read the title of this post was Bojangles Country Ham Biscuits. I love ham and biscuits, but I’ve never hand Cranberry Mustard on one, sounds great.
    I think it’s time to introduce my Swedish extended family to biscuits and ham using your Ham Biscuits with Cranberry Mustard recipe.

    1. Oh man, I miss Bojangles! They don’t have ’em up here in upstate New York, but I keep seeing their commercials when I watch ACC basketball. It’s cruel I tell ya! But I do know that these biscuits + ham + cranberry mustard are delicious…enough to hold me until I can make my way South again. Thanks so much, Ron! (And, yes, it’s time to introduce your family to ham biscuits!)

  7. Whaaat?! Do they stream games during the holiday season? I thought this time is reserved for romantic Christmas movies and Michael Buble Christmas special 🙂 I am shocked!
    But I am with you on the leftovers part. Leftovers are great! My favourite one? Mashed potatoes. Many people are sceptical about this, but I just place the leftovers onto a pan and while it’s reheating, a beautiful golden crust appears…Oh well, I am hungry now. These ham biscuits look and sound delicious, but I should say the cranberry mustard is the star here!

    1. Haha! Yep, there are a few (ok, more than a few) football games on during the holidays. And you better believe I’ll be watching a lot of ’em! With leftovers in my lap. 🙂

      Oh, leftover mashed potatoes are awesome. In fact, we always make an extra large batch of mashed potatoes just to make sure we have leftovers. Laura likes to mix in some sour cream (to keep ’em from drying out) and then cook them in a skillet until golden brown. So good! Thanks so much, Ben!

  8. Time is definitely at a premium during holidays and these homemade biscuits with some delicious ham sound mighty fine indeed. You’d definitely want to make sure you have some leftovers for this!

    1. I’m totally with ya on the leftovers here, Katerina! These biscuits are delicious, and they’re the perfect vessel for leftover ham. 🙂 Thanks so much, my friend!

  9. 5 stars
    I love the idea of Cranberry Mustard David. As I may have mentioned before, Cranberries are one of my most favourite things about this time of year. Must give this a go. What a great way to use up leftovers at Christmas!

    1. Yes! Cranberries really are a great holiday flavor…but we almost always have extra cranberry sauce around. Add in some Dijon mustard and a couple seasonings, and you’ve got a delicious condiment for leftover sammiches! 🙂 Thanks, Neil!

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