Ham and Brie Melts Recipe
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Ham and Brie Melts Recipe

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Melty cheese, ham and apricot preserves offer a special change of pace from the classic grilled cheese. These quick, crispy sandwiches remind me of baked brie. —Bonnie Bahler, Ellington, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced deli ham
  • 1 round (8 ounces) Brie cheese, rind removed, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich: 500 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1208mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein


  1. Spread four bread slices with half of the preserves. Layer with ham and cheese. Spread remaining bread with remaining preserves; place over cheese, preserves side down. Spread outsides of sandwiches with butter.
  2. In a large skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ham and Brie Melts in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p37

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Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"Oh my word. Sooo delicious! Perfect combination of sweet and savory. Remarkable recipe. I will be making this many times again for sure."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"Wow! Adding the apricot preserves to this sandwich is ingenious. Perfect! I made it for a quick Sunday night dinner to go with a bowl of cream of tomato soup... wonderful combination. As I field editor, I am happy to rate this 5 Star!"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"Tasty, quick a nice twist, good for lunch with weekend company ,"

Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

"This is one of the finest grilled sandwiches I've ever eaten. It really is an easy-to-make tasty combo of flavors. Absolutely mouth-watering!!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 23, 2011

"Fabulous sandwich - have made it several times and will make again with Easter ham leftovers"

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