February Recipes

Cheesy Apple-Ham Melts

A stack of Cheesy Apple Ham Melt sandwiches
Hands On:
38 minutes
Total Time:
50 minutes


  • 2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and cut into ¼-in.-thick slices
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup Gustare Vita white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp Hy-Vee granulated sugar
  • 8 slice(s) Hy-Vee sweet smoked thick-sliced bacon
  • 8 (½-in.) slices Hy-Vee Bakery San Francisco sourdough bread
  • 4 tbsp Gustare Vita olive oil
  • 4 tbsp apple butter
  • 8 oz Hy-Vee Deli thinly sliced Black Forest smoked ham
  • 4 slice(s) Hy-Vee sliced sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Fontina cheese
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Place apple slices in a medium heat-proof bowl; set aside. Stir together water, vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour over apple slices. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard bacon drippings; wipe skillet clean.
Heat the same skillet over medium heat. Brush each side of bread with ½ Tbsp. oil. Cook bread slices in batches for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted on both sides, turning halfway through.
Place oven rack 6 in. from heat; preheat broiler to HIGH. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil.
Place toasted bread slices, in a single layer, in prepared baking pan. Spread apple butter on 4 bread slices; layer with ham, bacon and Cheddar cheese. Drain apple slices; arrange on remaining 4 bread slices and top with Fontina cheese.
Broil topped bread slices for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheeses are melted and begin to bubble. To assemble sandwiches, invert Cheddar-topped bread slices and place on top of Fontina-topped bread slices. Cut each in half to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 53
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 3g 4%
Saturated Fat: 2g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 8mg 3%
Sodium: 114mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate: 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber: 0g 1%
Sugars: 1g 2%
Protein: 3g 5%

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