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Waffle Monte Cristos

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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

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

  • 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.
  • 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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