8ouncesswiss cheeseshredded (about 2 1/2 cups), divided (some reserved to sprinkle on top)
10cornichons or 3 small picklesdiced (about 1/3 cup)
1/2pound1/2-inch thick ham, cubed
1/2teaspoonwhole grain mustard
1/4cupcreme fraicheor 3 tablespoons mayo
1teaspoonfreshly ground pepper
Cuban bread or soft roll breadsliced, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl (or stand-up mixer with the paddle attachment), add the cream cheese, swiss cheese, cornichons or pickles, diced ham, Dijon mustard, whole grain mustard, creme fruit and pepper. Give it a mix until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Transfer to an oven-proof dish (I used a round ceramic bowl that’s about 6-inches around).
Bake for about 15 to 17 minutes, until warmed throughout and bubbling. It should be nice and evenly brown on top, if not feel free to transfer it to the broiler for about 2 minutes, until nice and browned on top. Serve hot with slices of Cuban bread or soft rolls.
I went to the deli and asked for plain ham. I asked them to kindly slice it 1/2-inch thick and then diced it up at home. Worked like a charm.