Ham 'n' Swiss with a Twist Recipe
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Ham 'n' Swiss with a Twist Recipe

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To satisfy hearty appetites, try this different take on a grilled ham and cheese. “The apples give it a sweet taste twist,” relates Marietta Slater of Augusta, Kansas. TIP: “Using rye bread is a delicious alternative,” Marietta notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 8 slices Texas toast
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 510 calories, 26g fat (14g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1414mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook onion in 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.
  2. Spread remaining butter over one side of each slice of Texas toast. Place slices, buttered side down, on a griddle. Spread with mustard; layer with ham, apple, onion and cheese. Top with another slice of toast, buttered side up. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully turn; cook 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ham 'n' Swiss with a Twist in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p7

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tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 64457
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"This has a very good flavor combination, better than plain old hot ham & cheese sandwiches. Other than turning them over without losing the filling, they're really easy to make. I think I'll try Marietta Slater's tip next time and use a thinner bread. The Texas toast made such a tall sandwich that the first side cooled off while browning the second side. Maybe my griddle heat was too low. I was afraid of burning them if I turned it up."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 58104
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"I loved this sandwich. I used sweet onion and cooked until really carmelized. I also used Braeburn apples...Delicious."

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