I always make this sandwich after the holidays when I can get get ham right off the bone. Any other time of the year, I get thick cuts from my local deli. This is my daughter's favorite sandwich and I usually reserve it for special occasions. Enjoy :)

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together the apple, pecans, salad dressing, and sour cream; set aside. Place a slice of Colby cheese onto 4 of the bread slices, the add the ham, followed by the remaining slice of cheese and bread. Spread the margarine on the outside of the sandwiches.

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  • Place the sandwiches into a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until the bread is golden brown on both sides and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes per side. Spread the apple mixture into the middle of each sandwich before serving.

Nutrition Facts

595 calories; protein 29.2g 58% DV; carbohydrates 33.8g 11% DV; fat 38.2g 59% DV; cholesterol 88.9mg 30% DV; sodium 1569.4mg 63% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
I was having a bad day. A real bad day. This sandwich saved my day. Very simple and very good. I don't like miracle whip, so I used mayo. I kept everything else the same. This is a new favorite. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2018
The sandwich turned out alright but between the cheese the sour cream and the mayonnaise it needs something to cut the creaminess of the dairy. I suggest freshly-squeezed lemon juice or a splash of red wine or apple cider vinegar. Some better quality deli meat might also improve the taste such as Boar s Head. Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2009
I was having a bad day. A real bad day. This sandwich saved my day. Very simple and very good. I don't like miracle whip, so I used mayo. I kept everything else the same. This is a new favorite. Thank you for sharing. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
I thought this was an interesting concept for a sandwich, but I don't eat pork so I substituted chicken. I also added white grapes to the mix. Superb! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2011
This is tasty but why close the sandwich while grilling then open to put in the apple-nut mixture? It's easier to leave it open face then add the apple-nut mix and close the sandwich. much neater. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
I loved this! It was so good! I didn't have any thick cut ham but thin works well too. Its easy to make and very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
Very delicious! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2009
This was good but I was hoping the granny smith would give it a little more pop. The fruity taste was rather subtle. I may add some craisons next time. Otherwise a very good sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
This is awesome. All I had was walnuts and red apple. Doesn't matter. I love the texture the crunch of the nuts was my favorite! I will be using the filling in lots of sandwiches! Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2011
I wish I had known years ago how to make grilled cheese sandwiches this way when I had 5 children to raise. These are so crispy on the outside and so yummy cheese on the inside. It doesnt get any better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2012
Flavor was great the texture was all wrong. I used a golden delicious apple sharp cheddar cheese and light mayo since I didn't have any Miracle Whip. Instead of cooking the sandwich and taking it apart to put the filling in I cooked each side open faced and then put the apple filling and then put top and bottom together. I just didn't think prying apart a melted cheese sandwich was a good idea. The flavors were all great together but I couldn't finish more than a couple of bites due to the mushy wet texture of the apple/mayo filling. I really wanted to like this sandwich but it wasn't my thing. Sorry. But as always I love cooking and got to try out a new recipe! Thanks Wife218. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2018
The sandwich turned out alright but between the cheese the sour cream and the mayonnaise it needs something to cut the creaminess of the dairy. I suggest freshly-squeezed lemon juice or a splash of red wine or apple cider vinegar. Some better quality deli meat might also improve the taste such as Boar s Head. Read More