Pineapple Ham Crescent Rolls Appetizer

Pineapple Ham Crescent Rolls are easy party appetizers for any holiday party, or as snacks to feed a crowd on game day. They also make great finger foods for kids. This appetizer recipe is SO easy to make! Pieces of pineapple and ham are tucked inside of crescent roll dough with seasoned cream cheese, then baked until they’re warm, cheesy, and golden brown.


  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1/2 pound cooked ham steak, cut into 1/2 inch cubes and drained well on paper towel to remove excessive water
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits, well drained
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1 ounce cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray 8 standard-sized muffin tins lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Unroll dough and use your fingers to press the seams together, creating a single sheet of dough. Use a knife to cut the sheet in half horizontally, then cut each half into 4 equal sized pieces.
    pressing seams of crescent roll dough together
  • Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the sheet in half horizontally, then cut each half into 4 equal sized pieces.
    cutting crescent roll dough into squares with a pizza cutter
  • Using your fingers, press one crescent roll square into the bottom and up the sides of each of the 8 muffin tins. Leave a flap of dough available, which you’ll use as a top crust after you’ve filled the muffin tins.
  • Place 2 Tablespoons (1 ounce) of diced ham into each of the 8 tins. Add 1 Tablespoon pineapple tidbits on top of the ham.
  • Sprinkle a dash of nutmeg over the pineapple and ham mixture, then top with 1 oz cream cheese.
  • Cover all of the ingredients with the excess flap of crescent roll dough and press the edges of the top layer with the edges of the bottom layer.
  • Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove pan from oven and serve the pineapple ham bites warm with a side of BBQ or marinara sauce for dipping.
    pineapple ham crescent roll appetizers dipped in BBQ sauce
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This Pineapple Ham Crescent Rolls appetizer recipe is inspired by a pineapple ham pot pies recipe found on

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