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Do you love a good Grilled Cheese Sandwich? I bet you do. Pretty sure I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like grilled cheese.  There’s just something comforting about it, yes? Today I have a twist on the classic version I hope you will love. I surely love it. Some of my kids love it. At least the one’s I like the best. 🙂 Just kidding, I like them all. A real, real, lot thank you for asking.

Featured in this fabulous Grilled Cheese are the following. Thick french bread, buttered on both sides. A small spread of Homemade Raspberry Jam, seared Ham and Swiss cheese…all grilled up to perfection.

Or at least to partial perfection, which is all a girl like me can hope for. In a perfect world every one of my kids would treasure up everything that comes out of my kitchen.

That would be perfection to me.

A person can have her dreams, you know. In the mean time I’m going to make this sandwich again for lunch tomorrow…for those of us who know a good thing when we see it.

Care to join us? I would bet some of you will love it too. 🙂

PS…August Menu Plan coming up on Monday morning. Can you believe it’s August already!!!!

Hot Ham and Cheese with Raspberry Jam from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich with Raspberry Jam

Time: 10 minutes
Yield: as many as you would like 🙂
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

French Bread
Raspberry Jam
Deli Ham, thinly sliced
Swiss Cheese


1. Grab yourself some nice thick french bread or Texas toast. Spread a thin amount of butter onto each piece.


2. Turn the bread over and spread about 1-2 teaspoons of jam onto both sides. This will make your sandwich pretty sweet. If you just want it to be a tiny bit sweet, only spread jam on one side.


3. Heat a skillet up over medium high heat. Toss a bit of deli ham into the pan and let it get warm slightly seared on both sides. Remove the ham from the pan and carefully wipe it clean with a paper towel. You don’t want the outside of your sandwich to have seared ham on it.


4. Place one piece of bread, butter side down into the skillet. Top it with Swiss cheese and the warm ham.


5. Add another slice of cheese and the other piece of bread, buttered side up.


6. Cover the pan with a lid. This will help the cheese to melt. Watch the underside of the bread carefully, you don’t want it to burn! When the bottom is golden brown flip the sandwich over and grill it on the other side.

Serve and enjoy!

Hot Ham and Cheese with Raspberry Jam

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  1. Seems like an odd combination, but worth a try. My son and I love toasted bread with PB, honey and sliced cheddar on top, so this isn’t too far off.

  2. This sandwich looks delicious!
    Your family is very blessed to have such a wonderful wife/mother that cooks such great food! Your blog is so amazing!

  3. Tried this for dinner tonight. It sounded a bit weird but hubby and I were pleasantly surprised how tasty it was. Keep up the great recipes coming. 🙂

  4. Excellent! Similar to eating turkey with cranberry sauce. I’m going to make some raspberry jam next month so I’ll remember to give this sandwich a try. Thanks!

  5. I have always eaten my grilled cheese sandwiches with jam on top. My husband (and pretty much everyone besides my siblings)thinks it is weird, so I am happy to see someone else who puts jam on their grilled cheese. I just found your blog while looking for a fresh peach pie, and I can’t wait to explore and try out some new recipes. Thanks!

  6. Wow, did my picky 3 and 4 year old love these. I was worried telling them that there was raspberry jam on them might make them change their mind about it, but they thought it was cool! HA! These were a big hit. I put the jam on one side since it was our first time trying it and I think that was perfect for our taste.

  7. Enjoy your site, because I am a Type 2 Diabetic I have adapted some of your recipes
    some with success others not so good.

    I just keep trying anyone who has had to do the same would like to hear your ideas

  8. I made this sandwich and placed jam on only one side, and sprinkled powdered sugar on the top for presentation. Absolutely delicious!