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Waffle Monte Cristos

Waffles packed with turkey, ham, bacon and apricot preserves have so much sweet, smoky love going on. I use frozen waffles to save time, but have at it if you want to put your waffle iron to good use. —Kelly Reynolds, Urbana, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 8 frozen waffles
  • 4 slices deli turkey
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 4 slices Havarti cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Maple syrup


  • Preheat griddle over medium heat. Spread preserves over four waffles. Layer with turkey, ham, cheese and bacon; top with remaining waffles. Lightly spread outsides of waffles with butter.
  • Place on griddle; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through. Serve with syrup for dipping.
Health Tip: Yep, this is one decadent sandwich. Use cooking spray instead of butter and cut the bacon and cheese in half to save 130 calories, 7 g saturated fat and almost 300 mg sodium per serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich (calculated without syrup): 511 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Mar 9, 2017

    Yesterday I made homemade waffles , so I used the leftovers. Interesting flavors. I liked it, but not so much with husband. Will make again just for me.

  • JMartinelli13
    Feb 19, 2017

    Used apple jelly and provolone. They were so good we had them for brunch 2 days in a row!

  • browns19fan
    Aug 9, 2016

    I enjoyed this sandwich, and it was a HUGE hit with my husband. I used raspberry preserves, mozzarella cheese, and omitted the bacon (because I forgot to buy it). I added a sprinkling of Caribbean jerk seasoning to give the sandwiches some punch. Next time I will make sure to have apricot preserves on hand, as I think that flavor would better complement this combination.

  • C-Ro
    Jul 26, 2016

    These were interesting--I wasn't sure about them at first but I enjoyed them more with each bite. I tried to cut down on the sodium by using lower sodium bacon and omitting the ham. Bacon was the dominant flavor, which was fine by me!