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Ham and Brie Melts

 Ham and Brie Melts
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
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 500 calories, 27 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 104 mg cholesterol, 1,208 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer