Nov 13, 2015

Cranberry Cheese and Prosciutto Sandwich

Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! | manilaspoon.com

Do you stick to one particular supermarket or grocery store when you go shopping for food on a weekly basis? Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't depending on which one has a sale. I do have three favorite stores that I make my rounds on. I already know, more or less, where to go for particular products or for certain food and that helps make everything easier and convenient.


Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! | manilaspoon.com

One of our favorite stores is Trader Joe's so we went there yesterday. I always navigate to the cheese aisle when I go to there as I love the variety of cheeses they have there especially the ones from Europe. Hubby is English so he still craves a lot of European cheese especially the English kind. Since the holiday season is on us already, I was delighted to see many variety of fruit flavored cheeses on display and what caught my attention was this yummy looking cranberry covered (smothered more like it) chevre cheese! Immediately, I thought to myself - I gotta make a sandwich - something that would be great not just as a snack for fall and winter but also perfect as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table.

 Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! | manilaspoon.com

So, I immediately bought my favorite sandwich ingredients and thought I'd make a Cranberry Cheese and Prosciutto Sandwich in time for the kiddies to come back from school.

 Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! | manilaspoon.com

I used a cranberry raisin and pecan bread for the sandwich but you can use your favorite bread, too. I simply spread the colorful goat cheese (isn't it lovely with the tint of cranberry against the white?) over a slice and stopped to admire how yummy it looked already.....lol. :) If you can't find the cranberry flavored chevre, no worries, you can use plain goat cheese (even mascarpone or cream cheese) and then some homemade or store bought cranberry sauce or jam and then just spread both on the bread. That would work, too.

 Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! | manilaspoon.com

Then just slap on the rest of the ingredients on top. I drizzle a little honey too for just a tad of sweetness to contrast with the salty prosciutto. And here it is.... Both sandwiches were all FULLY eaten (no left-overs yay!) by my two kids. I thought they won't like the goat cheese but surprisingly they both loved it so I was obviously very happy!

 Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! | manilaspoon.com


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Cranberry Cheese and Prosciutto Sandwich






Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! 

Ingredients

  • A loaf of Cranberry Pecan Bread (or your favorite sandwich bread)
  • 8 oz Cranberry Chevre (fresh Goat Cheese or Mascarpone)
  • A bunch of fresh Arugula (Baby Rockets)
  • 6 - 8 oz thinly sliced Prosciutto
  • Honey, to taste
  • A little Butter for toasting the bread (optional)

Instructions

  1. Spread some Cranberry Chevre or goat cheese on one side of a slice of bread. Top it with arugula, 2 slices of prosciutto then drizzle with a little honey. Top with the remaining slice.
  2. This next step is optional but it sure adds extra flavor so I highly suggest this. Butter the exposed part of the bread on either side. If you have a panini press, heat it then toast the prepared sandwich to your liking. If you don’t have one, simply use a flat griddle or frying pan to toast the bread. Flip and repeat on the other side. Serve warm.
Yield: 6 Sandwiches up to an entire Loaf
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 2 Minutes of Toasting Time
Total Time: 12 Minutes



 Fruity, cheesy, savory deliciousness in one bite in this quick and easy fall and winter sandwich. Great as appetizer for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday table! | manilaspoon.com


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30 comments

  1. The cheese section in the grocery store is my budget downfall! I can get into so much trouble there :) This sandwich is so colorful and looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I am glad you can relate.... :)

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  2. Love this recipe! Wish I could get my hands on some cranberry pecan bread as I'd totally love that right now! Also, never heard of Cranberry Chevre so i'll have to keep a look out for it in the grocery store but it sounds divine!

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    1. The cranberry chevre is really good so I hope you find it Jessica! Thanks!

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  3. I'm crazy about each of these ingredients individually. Put together they make one awesome looking sandwich. So festive for the holiday season too!

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    1. That's right, Rachel it's really holiday perfect and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. What a wonderful looking and sounding sandwich. Lots of taste going on there. Perfect as a brunch or dinner selection....yummy indeed!!

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  5. I love everything about this and just made my own Cranberry Walnut Bread--yum!! Making for lunch!

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  6. What a gorgeous sandwich Abby! And I'm so impressed your kids ate it. Mine are funny with anything that looks even slightly different, they get suspicious. Ha. We love Trader Joe's too and don't get there often enough, ours is about a half hour away. I must have this delicious sandwich very soon!

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    1. I can relate to that Allie as mine can be tricky at times, too. I was surprised myself that they ate it. Perhaps it's the fruity flavor that did it! Glad you stopped by and hope you like the sandwich. :)

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  7. Abby I think this sandwich is fantastic. You absolutely nailed it, I can confirm to you, that most Italian recipe pair very very well rocket and prosciutto. And I love that creative addition of the cranberry chevre :)

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  8. Abby, your sandwich looks magnificent! I love that you used cranberry pecan bread---a perfect choice!

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  9. Now that is one epic sandwich - it looks amazing. Proper comfort food too.

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  10. This look delicious! A great dinner through the week or even for a lunch if you're having friends over!!

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  11. I need this sandwich for lunch NOW! I love prosciutto, and the use of the goat cheese and cranberries to offset the salty nature of the meat is awesome. OK, I'm headed to Trader Joe's now!

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    1. Haha. I hope you enjoy the sandwich and thanks Dee Dee!

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  12. What a delicious sandwich, I love everything you've got in there, especially the cranberry goat cheese, yum!

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  13. I haven't hit up the Trader Joe's in my new neighborhood since moving last summer, but you're totally inspiring me to do so! That bread!!! I could scarf this sandwich, it looks awesome!

    -Julie @ Texan New Yorker

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  14. This is my kind of sandwich, love these flavor combinations!

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  15. That looks like a yummy sandwich, tart, sweet, and savory!

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  16. Now that is what you call a sandwich, how deicious!

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  17. Who doesn't love cheese, right? This looks savory! I'd make this any day.

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  18. I love this delicious sandwich, the salty prosciutto and the sweetness from the cranberries in the bread is a perfect combination.

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  19. That crusty bread looks pretty incredible for that sandwich.

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  20. Mmm, i love the combo of savory and sweet in this sammie!

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  21. What a delicious sandwich! Can I have it in my office please?

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  22. It's funny I just read your post, because I added the TJ's cranberry goat cheese to my grocery list this morning! I'm planning to serve it for Thanksgiving, but I love your sandwich idea even more.

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  23. This is one good looking sandwich!! It looks absolutely delicious! Wishing I had one as a pre thanksgiving treat.

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