All ideas, recipes, & opinions are entirely my own however, this is a sponsored post on behalf of Hillshire Farm®, Jimmy Dean®, & Tyson® Foods.
This Ploughman’s Lunch Crescent Roll Ring takes the traditional ploughman’s lunch and gives it a twist, combining ham, English cheese, and chutney in a delicious crescent roll ring.
Ploughman’s Lunch Crescent Roll Ring
As I’ve mentioned before, I watch far too much British television for my own good. This often makes me hungry for things that might not occur to me otherwise. Ploughman’s lunch is one of those things.
What, exactly, is a ploughman’s lunch?
It’s a traditional English lunch that typically consists of hunks of bread and pieces of good English cheese. A ploughman’s lunch may also include ham, a bit of salad greens, and maybe an apple.
It’s served with chutney or “pickle,” and if you think that a pickle is a marinated cucumber, remove your American thinking cap and put on your English thinking cap. For the English, pickle is actually the word for a pickle relish condiment.
All of this is served cold on a platter, perhaps in your favorite public house.
Of course, I’m recklessly breaking tradition to take these elements and serve them hot. But, considering how tasty it is, I’m willing to walk on the wild side.
To make this ploughman’s lunch crescent roll ring, I’m combining chutney, cheese, and Hillshire Farm brown sugar and smoked ham lunch meat.
Hillshire Farm lunch meat is slow-roasted for hours, making it tender and juicy; plus, the package is double-sealed for freshness. A hearty meal like this with Hillshire Farm ham helps me and my family stayed fueled during back-to-school time.
I picked up my Hillshire Farm lunch meat at my local Safeway store.
While I was there, I also grabbed some Ball Park® beef hot dogs and Jimmy Dean fully cooked sausage. Ball Park hot dogs are always a crowd favorite and Jimmy Dean fully cooked sausage is delicious and so easy to make.
Look for these products at Safeway in the cold case aisle with meats and cheeses.
I love how Ball Park hot dogs are always a crowd-pleaser, perfect for serving at cookouts at home or on-the-go. Plus, Jimmy Dean fully cooked sausage is deliciously seasoned and so easy to prepare for breakfast.
I took advantage of the Tyson Fuel for School offer to discover my “Back to School Fuel Style” and save $5 by uploading my receipt. (This offer is valid 8/15/2016 – 9/10/2016.)
Having a great assortment of Tyson products at home makes it easy to come up with meal plans for the family, so seek them out to make your life easier.
Tips for Making a Ploughman’s Lunch Crescent Roll Ring
- A pizza pan works great for baking this ring. Line it with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup. Or, if you don’t have a pizza pan handy, use a large baking sheet instead.
- Look for fruit chutney in one of three places at your grocery store: the international foods section, the jam & jelly aisle, or the condiment aisle.
- There are many great English cheeses, such as cheddar, Red Leicester, and Double Gloucester. Avoid Stilton; it tastes like bleu cheese and is not a great match for this recipe. A good quality American cheddar works fine, too.
If you like lunches made with simple ingredients like meat, cheese, and fruit spreads, try this charcuterie board.
Ploughman’s Lunch Crescent Roll Ring
- 2 containers refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 cup chopped thin-sliced Hillshire Farm® lunch meat ham
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese preferably English cheese, such as cheddar or Double Gloucester
- 1/4 cup chutney
- Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line a large baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
- Toss the ham and cheese together to make the filling.
- Unroll the crescent roll dough, taking care not to stretch it. Place four of the dough rectangles in an open cross as shown, pressing the dough together where it overlaps.
- Place the remaining four dough rectangles into the diagonal joints of the cross, and press the dough together where it overlaps.
- Spoon the ham and cheese filling onto the inside of the ring. Drizzle the chutney over the filling. If it is too thick to drizzle, warm it in the microwave for a few seconds.
- Bring the outer edges of the ring over the filling and press them into the center.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Let cool slightly before serving.
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