Apple Butter Croque Monsieur

Serves 6, as open-faced sandwiches.


  • 3 thick slices of country bread or 6 ciabatta rolls, halved horizontally

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 6 tablespoons apple butter

  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1¼ pounds Black Forest ham, thinly sliced (or smoked turkey)

  • 12 ounces extra-sharp white cheddar cheese, sliced

  • fresh chives, chopped


  1. Brush top side of bread/rolls with oil.

  2. Broil until rolls begin to brown around edges, about 2 minutes.

  3. Mix apple butter and mustard and spread on each roll.

  4. Mound ham loosely on top, then cheese.

  5. Broil until cheese melts and begins to brown in spots, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with chives and serve.