Sweet Hot Monte Cristo

Yield: 1 sandwich.

2 slices sourdough bread
1 tsp. sweet hot mustard
2 slices Muenster cheese
2 slices Jones Canadian Bacon
3 to 4 thin slices of apple
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp. low-fat milk
1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
as needed, confectioners sugar
as desired, fresh mint sprigs (optional)

Spread mustard evenly over one slice of bread. Top with cheese, Canadian bacon, apple and second slice of bread. In a shallow baking pan, combine eggs and milk. Dip sandwich into egg mixture; allow to soak for 2 minutes. Repeat on other side. In a heavy skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Grill sandwich for 3-4 minutes per side or until egg mixture has cooked and reached an internal temperature of 160°F. Drizzle with maple syrup, sprinkle with confectioners sugar, and garnish with mint, if desired.

Photo Credit: Jones Dairy Farm