Ham, Cheddar, and Apple Butter Open-Faced Sandwiches (Or Pizza)

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    ciabatta rolls, halved horizontally (or 6 slices country-style bread)
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 6
    tablespoons apple butter
  • 4
    tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 14
    lbs black forest ham, thinly sliced (I ended up with smoked turkey, and used less than half this amount)
  • 12
    ounces white cheddar cheese, extra sharp, sliced (can use non-white and adjust amount to taste)
  • 1
    bunch chives, chopped (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brush cut side of rolls with oil.
  • Place rolls, cut side up, on baking sheet, and broil until rolls begin to brown around edges, about 2 minutes. For pizza, use crust of choice, brush with a light coating of oil, and prebake.
  • Spread apple butter and mustard on each roll half. For pizza, spread the mustard over the whole crust and add the apple butter as small dollops (over whole crust).
  • Top with ham, then cheese (if using onion/spinach addition, add after ham or any desired order).
  • Broil until cheese melts and begins to brown in spots (2 minutes for sandwiches; if baking a pizza, probably 7 to 8 minutes--not under broiler--are fine depending on the directions for the dough used). It is good if some of the edges of the sliced meat get a little singed!
  • Optional: sprinkle with chopped chives. Black pepper is a good addition at the end as well.
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