Once again I was reading a book and one of the characters mentioned food. Then it stuck in my head and I had to have it. And this is why they do product placement in TV and movies! I am such a sucker.
The story had people at a wedding shower or something like that (THESE details escape me, not the FOOD) and they were served ham, brie and apple sandwiches. I thought it might be good to melt the brie. Or maybe have them in a Panini sandwich. One problem. I don't have a Panini press. Oh, but I DO have a George Foreman grill and that is the poor man's Panini press.
Ham, Brie and Apple Sandwich
Thinly sliced ham. I used Black Forest ham. I like the smokiness.
Apple, I used Granny Smith
Mustard I used honey mustard
If I had been able to find a chutney, I would have added that. You should use it if you live in a civilized area.
Heat the George Foreman grill
Peel and thinly slice the apple. Slice the French bread about 1/2 to 1 inch thick.
Generously spread the mustard on both slices of the bread. Fold the ham to fit the slices and place on a slice of the French bread . Add a few slices of the brie to cover. Don't worry about the rind. You will never see it. Then place the apples on top.
Place the other slice of French bread on top and butter it.
Place the butter side down on the hot grill and butter the top slice of bread. Close the cover and wait for the magic.
I cooked it for about 4 minutes, but feel free to peek. I stopped when the top was brown and the brie started to ooze out of the sandwich.
Serve it with the rest of the apple. And a tall glass of Sangria, should you be so lucky.