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Ham Cheddar Cranberry Melt

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This simple ham cheddar cranberry melt sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas ham. A perfect balance of sweet, salty and cheesy.

This simple ham cheddar cranberry melt sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas ham. A perfect balance of sweet, salty and cheesy.

I’m super picky about ham. If I’m going to eat it better be smoked and never super sweet. That means if it’s caked with brown sugar I don’t want it. I know, I’m so high maintenance. Last year I shared my pineapple bourbon butter glazed ham recipe and it’s still hands down my favorite tasting ham.

This year I remade that ham but instead of sharing the recipe with you again (why would I do that?) I decided to instead share a recipe to help use up all that ham.

This simple ham cheddar cranberry melt sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas ham. A perfect balance of sweet, salty and cheesy.

Normally I just take some squishy white bread and top it with yellow mustard and cold ham. BUT that doesn’t really make a good blog post…am I right?

This sandwich gives a little more oomph to the sandwich game without being too complicated. It combines super sharp cheddar cheese, leftover ginger laced cranberry orange sauce and a sprinkling of hearty baby greens. It’s super simple to make and is super melty and delicious since I made it in my handy dandy griddler.

Melty cheese, smoked ham and cranberry.

For-EVA.

This simple ham cheddar cranberry melt sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas ham. A perfect balance of sweet, salty and cheesy.

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Ham Cheddar Cranberry Melt

This simple ham cheddar cranberry melt sandwich is the perfect way to use up leftover Christmas ham. A perfect balance of sweet, salty and cheesy.

Yield: 1 sandwich

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 large slices bread (white or whole wheat)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 slices ham
  • 1/4 cup ginger laced cranberry orange sauce
  • 1/3 cup hearty baby greens

Directions:

Heat griddler or panini press to medium heat.

Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Lay 2 slices cheese on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread. Top with ham, cranberry sauce, hearty baby greens and remaining cheese. Top with remaining slice of bread, butter side up.

Add to the griddler and cook for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melty and the bread is toasted.

I like to cook my sandwich at a lower heat for a longer time because it ensures that my whole sandwich will be warmed.

Source: This post was sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm. As always all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.
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Jan Doyle

Friday 10th of January 2020

I was just looking for a sandwich to make for a Valentine's luncheon. This is it!

nutmegnanny

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Hi Jan - Have fun at your Valentine's luncheon!

Renee Goerger

Friday 13th of December 2019

I'm literally drolling all over myself looking at this amazing sandwich! I'm making a ham for Christmas brunch and you can bet your bottom dollar this sandwich will be happening in the very near future!

Marjory

Friday 13th of December 2019

The entire family loved these...will not wait for the next ham to make this. We used gruyere cheese we had on hand!

Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com

Monday 5th of January 2015

Now this is what I call a sandwich. I can see myself making this again and again after the holidays too.

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