Honey Ham & Gruyère Grilled Cheese

If you’re anything like us, then you have an entire ham left in your fridge from Easter Sunday. By the time we finally sat down to eat late Sunday afternoon we were so full from popping Cadbury eggs and eating peeps that we barely could eat our honey ham and green beans. At least the ham had a lot of honey on it so we wouldn’t crash from our Easter candy sugar high 🙂

I love any type of leftovers, but ham is the absolute best. Cold ham sandwiches, split pea soup with ham hocks, throwing it in quiches & frittatas, the options are endless! A new recipe I’m adding to our leftover ham repertoire are these Honey Ham & Gruyere Grilled Cheese’s. Melty gruyere cheese mixed with the sweet & salty ham and a smear of apricot jam and dijon mustard is the perfect spell for grilled cheese magic. We use THIS RECIPE, but any kind of ham will do! What are some of your favorite leftover ham recipes? 

Honey Ham & Gruyère Grilled Cheese

-Leftover ham
– Slices of crusty bread
-1/2 pound sliced Swiss cheese, preferably Gruyère
-2 tablespoons dijon mustard
-1/4 cup apricot preserves

What to do
1) Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet. Top with slices of gruyère cheese and ham. Mix the mustard and preserves and spread on the other slice of bread. Close the sandwiches and griddle over moderate heat, turning, until golden, crisp on the outside and melted inside, about 3 minutes. Cut in half and serve right away. 


  1. Suzannah
    April 19, 2017 / 1:51 am

    Mmmm, ham is so good. It is great with sweet things, apricot sounds yummy!

  2. April 19, 2017 / 3:10 am

    I’m big on using leftovers too, and this looks tasty! Love the addition of apricot preserves in this.

    • Hillary Harper
      April 24, 2017 / 2:02 am

      Thanks Marlynn! I love adding a little sweetness to savory sandwiches 🙂

  3. Bee
    April 19, 2017 / 5:06 am

    I never would have thought to incorporate apricot! Do you have a ham recipe that is your go-to? I’m personally a fan of Alton Brown’s City Ham 🙂 Yum! Great post!

    • Hillary Harper
      April 24, 2017 / 2:01 am

      Hi Bee! Yes I linked the recipe in the post. Click "THIS RECIPE" and it will take you there! I’ll have to try Alton Brown’s 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!

  4. Renée B.
    April 20, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Wonderful combination, Hillary: I’ve done something similar with peach preserves. The simplicity of a truly amazing grilled sandwich is always a revelation to me.

    • Hillary Harper
      April 24, 2017 / 1:57 am

      Thank you Renée! I love adding preserves to anything 😉

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