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Waffle Monte Cristos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

Waffles packed with turkey, ham, bacon and apricot preserves have so much sweet, smoky love going on. I use frozen waffles to save time, but have at it if you want to put your waffle iron to good use. —Kelly Reynolds, Urbana, Illinois
Waffle Monte Cristos Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 8 frozen waffles
  • 4 slices deli turkey
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 4 slices Havarti cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Maple syrup

Directions

  1. Preheat griddle over medium heat. Spread preserves over four waffles. Layer with turkey, ham, cheese and bacon; top with remaining waffles. Lightly spread outsides of waffles with butter.
  2. Place on griddle; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through. Serve with syrup for dipping.
Health Tip: Yep, this is one decadent sandwich. Use cooking spray instead of butter and cut the bacon and cheese in half to save 130 calories, 7 g saturated fat and almost 300 mg sodium per serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich (calculated without syrup): 511 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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