Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Strawberry Balsamic Pepper Jam April 15 2014

Monte Cristo grilled cheese
  • 2 slices thick white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp half and half
  • 4 tbsp butter, separated
  • 2 tbsp Strawberry Balsamic Pepper jam
  • 3 slices black forest ham
  • 1/3 cup grated Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar

Whisk together the eggs and half and half in a shallow bowl.

Heat skillet to medium high heat and melt 2 tbsp butter. Dip slices of bread in egg mixture and cook both sides until lightly golden. Remove from heat.

Spread Strawberry Balsamic Pepper jam on one of the bread slices. Add the black forest ham and cheese. Spread the Dijon onto the other slice of bread and add to top of other half.

Melt the rest of the butter in the skillet and place the assembled sandwich into the skillet. Heat both sides until cheese is melted and ham is heated through.

Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!