summer sandwiches are traditionally light and flavorful. by using some crisp apple slices along with some deli ham and provolone cheese, this sandwich is just that good.

i assembled the sandwich on a thin baguette from the market, layering the ingredients–ham, apple slices, crisp green lettuce, and then topped with provolone.  cover the sandwiches with tin foil and place on a baking sheet.

put into a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes to heat and melt the cheese.  remove from the oven, take off the foil, and press the sandwich together.

the cheese melts just perfectly during that time, and the lettuce stays crisp.  the apples are just perfectly warmed and not soft.  their crunch adds a wonderful texture to the summer sandwich.

serve warm with a side salad, fruit salad or pasta salad for your next picnic.


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