Grilled Cheese with Dates and Prosciutto

Grilled Cheese with Dates and Prosciutto

Makes: 4 sandwiches


  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 8 slices crusty bread
  • 8 slices prosciutto
  • 8 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, sliced


Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread butter on one side of each bread slice. Put 2 bread slices in the skillet, buttered-side down. Layer 2 slices of prosciutto, 1 slice of cheese, dates and basil and another slice of cheese on each piece of bread. Close each with another piece of bread, buttered-side up.Cook, pressing the sandwiches with spatula, until cheese melts and the bread is golden 3-4 min per side. Repeat to make more sandwiches. Enjoy this easy unusual sandwich.

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