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Ultimate Decadent Ham & Cheese

<strong>Ultimate Decadent Ham & Cheese</strong>

Ultimate Decadent Ham & Cheese



6 ounces Brie cheese
6 ounces Gruyere cheese
1 tablespoon cornstarch
5 tablespoons butter, divided
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
8 thick slices sourdough bread, toasted
2 pears, thinly sliced
4 cups arugula
2 (6-ounce) packages NATURAL CHOICE® Applewood Smoked Ham
2 tablespoons clover honey


Remove rind from Brie. Freeze Gruyere and Brie cheese 30 minutes prior to shredding. Toss shredded cheese with cornstarch.
In small saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter and flour. Whisk in milk, mustard and garlic paste. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Add thyme and grated cheeses; stir until cheese is melted. Continue stirring until completely melted and thickened. Remove from heat and set aside.
Spread 1/2 tablespoon butter on one side of each toasted bread slice. Pour cheese sauce on each bread slice. Place pear slices on 4 bread slices. Place arugula on remaining 4 bread slices. Top pears with ham. Put bread slices together to form a sandwich. Drizzle honey over each sandwich. Serves 4.
Recipe provided by Danielle Bennett, World Champion Pitmaster And BBQ Chef Expert