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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Spread 4 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 cast-iron or other heavy skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes on each side.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 500 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 1208mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.

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