Havarti Cheese, Apple and Jam Sandwich

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I wanted to dress up a grilled cheese sandwich and went around the kitchen picking up things – some good homemade raisin bread, Havarti cheese, a small amount of jam left in the jar, a tart apple, and butter.  This was definitely a welcome change from the usual cheddar cheese sandwich.

HAVARTI, APPLE AND JAM SANDWICH

For each sandwich:
1 Tblsp. butter, divided
½ Golden Delicious tart apple, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 slices raisin bread*
1 slice Havarti cheese
1 Tblsp. jam or apple butter

In a small skillet, melt 1 tsp. butter and add apple slices.  Cook apples until light brown on each side and fork-tender.  Set aside.
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Wipe out skillet and place on burner over medium heat.   Butter a slice of bread,  add a slice of cheese and the jam.

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Place the apple slices on top of the jam and add the remaining slice of bread, buttered side up.

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Place the sandwich in the skillet and brown on each side until cheese is melted.
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Makes one delicious sandwich. 

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Easy Curried Chicken with Apples

This is a tasty, easy casserole that combines chicken with apples and onions.  The recipe is adapted  from a cookbook called St. Louis Souvenirs.

EASY CURRIED CHICKEN WITH APPLES

  • 1 medium tart apple, sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2-3 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4  cup undiluted evaporated milk
  • 2 tsp. curry powder
  • 2 chicken breast halves, roasted and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 cups cooked and seasoned rice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Saute apple and onion slices in olive oil in a large skillet until apple and onion are tender.

In a small bowl mix together the soup, evaporated milk and curry powder.  Mix together with the apple/onion slices.

Place cooked chicken in a large casserole dish and add apple/onion mixture, mixing well.

Bake uncovered @ 350 degrees F for 20 minutes until mixture is heated through and bubbling.

Serve over cooked rice and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Yield:  4 servings