Ham, Cheese and Apple Sliders

In my experience, these two things are true:  Every once in a while it is perfectly acceptable to have sandwiches for supper.  And everything tastes better when…

a) you call it a slider, and…

b) you make that slider out of a biscuit.

So on a recent weeknight when the day had been hecticer than hectic, I invoked all three of these truisms and ditched whatever I had originally planned to make in favor of these quick little cute little delicious little ham, cheese and apple sliders.  On biscuits.

The day had been ridonkulous.  This is one of the Southern daughter’s words, which I use even though I am seeing all these posts on Facebook about how we older people are not allowed to say things like ridonkulous , or “totes” (which I swear I have never said) or “I know, right?” (which I say all the time and am going to keep saying, because I don’t think this rule should apply to Actual Grammatical Words).  I’m also going to keep saying ridonkulous here and there when I feel like it, because it reminds me of her.  And it seems totally fair so say ridonkulous during this winter when this has happened LITERALLY EVERY OTHER DAY lately.

Welcome to the land of Narnia.  I mean my back yard.

Anyway, after the millionth day of snow, sometimes the only thing that will comfort you is a dinner with the words “slider” and “biscuit” in it.  So that was the day I ditched whatever was on the menu and grabbed the Bisquick.  I’m perfectly fine with going all pure and scratch with biscuits on a regular day, but if you need biscuits fast without a lot of fuss…Bisquick.  It never lets me down. Bake up a batch of Bisquick drop biscuits, and in the meantime round up some thin sliced ham, some cheddar cheese (I love Cabot!) and a green apple.  And your favorite mustard – we had some Stonewall Kitchen honey mustard in the fridge, but a nice grainy mustard would be perfect too.

Once the biscuits have cooled off a bit, it’s time to make the sliders.  I like to split the biscuits the same way you split English muffins…by poking them all around with a fork.  That way you get nice nooks and crannies for your mustard, and there is no chance they will break apart while you are slicing them.  That would be ridonkulous.

Now spread each half with a little mustard, and layer on some apple slices, some ham and some cheese.  Because they are little guys and because it has been snowing for the last hundred years, we are allowed to have two.

And then maybe tomorrow it will finally have stopped snowing and be warm enough for us to dress like this.

You know, still with the boots and all just in case, but ditching the scarves and parkas and long underwear.  Hey, a girl can hope!

Ham, Cheese and Apple Sliders
Serves: About 8 sliders
  • 2¼ cups Bisquick
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ½ pound thin sliced ham
  • ¼ pound cheddar cheese, sliced thin
  • 1 green apple, sliced thin
  • Your choice of mustard
  1. Preheat oven to 450. Mix Bisquick and milk together and drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment (this will make about 8 biscuits). Bake until just turning golden, around 8-10 minutes.
  2. After the biscuits cool for about 10-15 minutes, split them with a fork.
  3. Spread mustard on the biscuit halves and layer on apple, ham and cheese. Serve at once.


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  1. Blewits says

    Oh, these are lovely. I love apple and any meat together but don’t get to do it often. If mustard marries well on that with Apple and ham, do you think chives in the biscuit would work? Or would it be overkill? You have tasted them and I have not yet. That is why I am asking.

    Oh, and how much longer until y’all move down to the South? It was 70 degrees down in Atlanta today. Your backyard pic is georgous but made me a little sad for y’all today.


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