Author Notes: This sandwich a delightful study in contrast: a little sweet, a little savory, a little bit grown-up and a little bit kid. It's fun to make -- and very quick and easy, too. If you have apricot chutney handy, then use that, but this quick facsimile of chutney works just as well. - vrunka
Food52 Review: WHO: vrunka is an always-trustworthy FOOD52-er, a librarian, and a self-described "kitchen tornado."
WHAT: A wacky-sounding sandwich -- that works.
HOW: You layer cinnamon sugar toast with goat cheese, ham, and a doctored-up apricot chutney, then brown it in a skillet until golden and gooey.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The sweet, salty, savory, and creamy in this sandwich all come together beautifully -- with just the right amount of crunch and ooze. We're not sure if this is meant for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner, but we'd have it any time of day. - A&M
- 1/2 cup apricot preserves
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 8 slices sourdough bread
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 12 slices deli-style ham (preferably maple glazed)
- In a small bowl, mix the apricot preserves, vinegar and ginger. Set aside.
- In another small bowl, mix together sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Butter one side of each of the slices of bread. Spread goat cheese on the other side. Spread about 2 tablespoons of apricot chutney on top of the goat cheese and then fold three slices of ham on top.
- Close up the sandwich. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mix over the outside of the sandwich.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt the remaining butter (about 1 tablespoon per sandwich) in the skillet. Working 2 sandwiches at a time, brown each one, about 3-5 minutes on each side, covering the pan in between flips. The outside should get golden brown and slightly gooey.
- Repeat for remaining two sandwiches, keeping the first sandwiches warm in a toaster oven set on low. Serve immediately.
- This recipe is a Wildcard Contest Winner!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best "Ham and Cheese"