Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich

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This ham and cheese sandwich recipe is given a sweet twist with apricot preserves and sweet Hawaiian sliced bread, perfect for an easy lunch!

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

With school back in session for most of my friends with kids, it’s that time of the year when parents are thinking about what to pack in their kids lunch box.

Since I’m all about putting a delicious twist on traditional recipes, I took a lunchbox favorite, the ham and cheese sandwich, and gave it a sweet twist with apricot preserves and Hawaiian Sweet Bread!

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich

I sandwiched the preserves in the middle of the sandwich so that the bread won’t get soggy before lunchtime.

Grilled Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

I also tried the sandwich two-ways, both cold, for lunches on-the-go, and grilled for a delicious spin on a hot ham and swiss. Both were totally delicious options!

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Ingredients

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Ingredients

  • 2 slices King’s Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 cup thinly sliced ham
  • 2 tbsp apricot preserves

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Instructions

Place one slice of cheese on each slice of bread, then top with the ham.

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Place the apricot preserves in the middle.

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Sandwich it together and dig in!

Apricot Ham and Swiss Sandwich

This sandwich, served cold, is perfect for lunch boxes for school or work!

Grill the sandwich with a little butter spread on each slice of bread on the stove top or in a panini press for a hot lunch, or even breakfast!

Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwich Recipe

Adding the apricot preserves to the middle of this ham and cheese sandwich gives it a monte cristo feel, which I happen to love for brunch!

Grilled Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe

I made the hot version of this sandwich twice for breakfast last week after creating the recipe for the blog! The sweet buttery bread with the melted cheese, ham and apricot preserves was a winning breakfast combination!

I used rosemary ham in this recipe because I love the extra burst of flavor it gives this sandwich!

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich Recipe
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Apricot Ham and Cheese Sandwich

This ham and cheese sandwich recipe is given a sweet twist with apricot preserves and sweet Hawaiian sliced bread, perfect for an easy lunch!

Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 sandwich
Calories 510 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 slices King’s Hawaiian Sweet Sliced Bread
  • 2 slices swiss cheese
  • 1 cup thinly sliced ham
  • 2 tbsp apricot preserves

Instructions

  1. Place one slice of cheese on each slice of bread, then top with the ham.
  2. Place the apricot preserves in the middle.
  3. Sandwich together.
  4. For the hot version, grill the sandwich with a little butter spread on each slice of bread on the stove top or in a panini press