Saturday, December 22, 2012

Funeral Sandwiches and Sopapilla Cheese Cake

 ***edited 12-25-2012 to add:  The sandwiches taste really good!  Everyone liked the cheesecake squares and agreed that I could reduce the sugar in the filling and they'd be even better!***

Funeral Sandwiches

    1 12 count package Kings Hawaiian Rolls
    12 slices swiss cheese
    12-16oz thin sliced ham
    1/2 cup butter melted
    1 tsp ground mustard
    1 tsp poppy seeds (optional)
    2 tsp onion flakes (or 1 tsp onion powder)
    2 tbsp worcheshire sauce


    Slice all of the rolls in half and place the bottom halves in a 9x13 baking dish.
    Place ham and cheese on the bottom of the sliced rolls. Cover with the top half of roll.
    Mix together the remaining five ingredients in a small bowl and spoon over the tops of the sandwiches.
    Let sit overnight or a couple of hours.
    Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 for 15 minutes or until warmed through and the cheese is gooey and melty.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

    2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
    2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese
    1 cup sugar
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1/4 cup butter melted
    cinnamon and sugar


    Unroll and spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of un-greased pan.
    Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla. Spread mixture over crescent rolls.
    Unroll and spread remaining crescent rolls over mixture.
    Spread melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

I have never eaten the Funeral Sandwiches, just saw the recipe online and they sound interesting. The name comes from the fact that people make these and take them to dinners after a funeral. Joy Warburton Tracy made them for a luncheon and says they're really very good, so I'm taking her recommendation and doing these for Christmas Eve dinner.

 The Sopapilla Cheesecake was one of the dishes brought to Shirley's Christmas party.  I thought it was a really good dessert since it's not overly sweet and it has cream cheese in it! 


Anonymous said...

Please post a picture of your dishes next time. I love to see what things look like before I try them. I am very visual. They both sound delish!!

Linda said...

Sometimes I do post photos of the dishes.

Just do a Google search or search on Pinterest and you'll find multiple photos for these.