Ham and cheese waffles are a brunch gamechanger

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Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Serves: 2


  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 4 pieces sliced rye bread or whole wheat
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • cooked, smoked ham, sliced thin
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pickles of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • To taste black pepper,


  1. Grease waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray and preheat. When ready, spread half of the preserves on 1 slice of bread.
  2. Top with as much ham as desired, then half the cheese and half the pickles.
  3. Add the desired amount of black pepper and spread half the mustard onto another slice of bread and put on top.
  4. Liberally spray both sides of the sandwich and place in the waffle iron.
  5. Slowly close the lid, pressing gently until the sandwich is half as thick.
  6. Cook about 5 minutes, or until dark brown and very crisp.
  7. Remove and continue with the remainder of Charlotte ingredients. Serve very hot.