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Mezclajeté® Monte Cristo Sandwich (no batter)

This grilled cheese & ham sandwich is our take on the famous Monte Cristo minus the crispy, deep fried batter and served with a spiced raspberry preserve.
 2 slices Sourdough Bread
 4 slices Swiss Cheese
 4 slices deli Ham (thin sliced)
Mezclajete Spiced Raspberry Preserves
 4 tbs. Seedless Raspberry Preserves or Jam
 1½ tsp. Mezclajete® Especial Salsa Picante

To make the Spiced Raspberry Preserves:

In a bowl, whisk ingredients together. If not using immediately, refrigerate until ready to use. Makes just over ¼ cup.


To assemble the sandwich:
(bread, cheese, preserves, ham, preserves, cheese, bread)

Lightly spread butter on each slice of bread, only on one side. Place one slice of bread, butter side down on a piece of parchment paper (or wax paper). Top with 2 slices of Swiss cheese, then spoon a little of the Spiced Raspberry Preserves on top of the cheese. Next, arrange the slices of ham, top the ham with more spiced Raspberry Preserves, and then place last 2 slices of Swiss cheese on top. Place the second slice of bread, butter side up, on top of the sandwich.

Pre-heat skillet on medium to medium high heat. Add approximately ½ tbs. of butter into the hot skillet. Once butter has melted, place the sandwich in the pan. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes or until sandwich is golden brown. Cut in half and serve with the remaining Spiced Raspberry Preserves for dipping. Makes 1 sandwich.

Note: This sandwich is very rich, so our recommendation is to split it between 2 people and serve with a salad. Your stomach will thank us.