Grilled Prosciutto-Cheddar Sandwiches with Onion Jam


Grilled Prosciutto-Cheddar Sandwiches with Onion Jam

Prep Time: 1 Hour 20 Mins Cooking Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 1 Hour 25 Mins


  • 2 large sweet onions, sliced
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 teaspoons apricot preserves


  • 8 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham
  • 4 slices aged cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened


  1. For jam, place onions and wine in a large skillet; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in the honey, vinegar, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until liquid is evaporated.
  2. Stir in preserves; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until onions are glazed. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  3. Spread four bread slices with onion jam. Layer with prosciutto and cheese. Top with remaining bread. Butter outsides of sandwiches.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, toast sandwiches for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted.