Artisan Ham and Cheddar Cheese
Prep Time:15 min.
4 - Tablespoons salted
1 - teaspoon fresh
1/4 - cup no-sugar-added
1/4 - cup caramelized
1/4 - cup stone-ground
8 - slices white extra sharp
8 - slices fresh artisan levain
bread (or other country-style bread)
1/2 - lb high quality smoked
ham, thinly sliced
In a blender or small food
processor, blend together apple butter, caramelized
onions, and mustard until smooth.
Spread rosemary butter on 1 side of
each slice of bread. Place bread buttered side down.
Spread apple mustard on the inside of one slice of
bread for each sandwich.
Layer 1 slice of cheddar
on each of the 4 slices of bread, then ham, then
another layer of cheddar.
Sandwiches can be cooked open face
on a pre-heated cast-iron pan in a 500°F oven, then
closed and served. Or they can be closed, then cooked
in a pan on a stovetop over medium-low heat until
bread is toasted and cheese is melted. Serve
Alan’s Kitchen Tip:
To make Artisan Ham and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich into a
breakfast sandwich, add an egg. While the sandwich is
cooking in a hot oven using the open-face technique, cook
the egg “over easy” on a skillet over medium heat . Close
the sandwich with the egg inside and serve immediately.