Ham and Chive Mini Muffin Appetizers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a great make ahead appetizer. Also good when served with soup, such as my Corn Chowder. The sauce/spread is particularly good. This has been modified from an old Holiday Appetizer magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Spray 36 mini muffin tins with cooking oil spray.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients together.
  4. Whisk together the milk, oil, egg or substitute, and dried chives. Let this mixture set for a couple of minutes to soften chives and bring out their flavor.
  5. Stir wet and dry ingredients together until just blended.
  6. Spoon mixture into muffin tins, filling each about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until lightly browned (my oven takes 17-18 minutes). Cool on racks.
  8. These can be made ahead, sealed in plastic bags and refrigerated or even frozen.
  9. Mix honey, mustard, mayonnaise, and Worcestershire sauce.
  10. This can also be made ahead if covered and refrigerated (only for a day or two).
  11. To assemble: Cut each muffin in half crosswise, spread each half with honey sauce.
  12. Drape ham slices over bottom half, letting some hang over sides. Replace muffin top.
  13. Arrange on a platter; garnish with fresh chives or parsley. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until about 1/2 hour before serving. Or serve right away.
  14. These are best if they come back to room temperature before eating.
Most Helpful

I made these for our Open House last weekend and they were a huge hit ~ there were none left at the end of the night :) I made the muffins and the honey-mustard sauce the day before so it was very to assemble the day of the party. The flavors just blended so well together. Thank you for posting a keeper!

Lvs2Cook March 29, 2007

These muffins are so good! I did make a couple mistakes but still enjoyed these a lot. Didnt have mini muffin pans so I used regular pans and made 16 smaller sized muffins. Also DH was reading the recipe to me, printer decided to not work, and I got ahead of him. I diced the ham and put it into the batter. This still was a nice muffin with a bite here and there of ham. Added a bit of mozzarella cheese and baked for about 20 minutes. The mayo/mustard dressing is so good, a perfect combination of flavors! These would be wonderful with breakfast or brunch too! Thank you akcooker for posting this recipe.

lauralie41 March 15, 2007