Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich With Pineapple

"Okay, ham, cheese and pineapple what a wonderful combination! This recipe was printed in Food Everyday, March 2005."
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  • On the sandwich bread, layer cheese, ham, pineapple, basil and a second slice of cheese; top with remaining bread.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat.
  • When butter is melted, place sandwich in skillet and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Flip the sandwich and cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until second side is golden and cheese is melted.
  • Enjoy!

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  1. Stephanie S.
    This sandwich is amazing. DS is a huge fan of Canadian bacon pineapple pizza, so I knew he would love this combo. I was right, he devoured two and wanted a third!!! Since he didn't get his third, he has asked if we can have these again soon. Thank you for sharing this out of the box grilled cheese sandwich. I never would have came up with it on my own.
  2. greengirl512
    Nummy! My husband was skeptical at first, then demanded that I go back to recipezaar and review it!
  3. mailbelle
    Very interesting combination of flavors! Was looking for quick ways to use the abundance of basil I have. Didn't have swiss cheese, so I substituted smokey provolone. Will be making again!
  4. LonghornMama
    Oh, boy, this is wonderful! Made a great quick lunch. Sweet pineapple with salty ham and swiss makes a great combination but fresh basil really makes the sandwich. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I'll make this again!
  5. Peter J
    Really nice combination of flavors!Rather than frying in a skillet I made them in a sandwich press.


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