The Matilda

Melissa Baldan


Love at first bite!
Ham, berries, mascarpone cheese all combine to create a phenomenal taste that can't be denied!

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min
Stove Top

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh wow, I love the blend of flavors in this scrumptious sandwich.  The clove butter made the bread tasty.  And mascarpone with the berries gave a sweet taste mixed with the savory ham. Just delightful!


8 slice
french bread , sliced 1/2 in thick
1/4 c
unsalted butter, room temp
1/8 Tbsp
ground cloves
8 oz
mascarpone cheese
1 tsp
1 c
whole blackberries
1 Tbsp
white sugar
8 oz
deli sliced smoked ham


1Preheat oven to 350, place ham in baking dish and set in oven to heat.
2Mix together butter and cloves. Set aside.
3Beat mascarpone and vanilla with electric mixer and the whisk attachment until fluffy. Set aside.
4Place blackberries and sugar in food processor and process until berries have broken down and are combined with sugar. Set aside.
5Preheat skillet over medium heat. Spread ½ tablespoon on one side of each slice of bread. Place bread, butter side down, in skillet and cook until golden.
6Remove ham from oven as soon as you are ready to assemble sandwiches.
7Lay 4 slices bread, toasted side down, and on each slice arrange 2 ounces ham, 1/4 cup mascarpone mixture, 1 tablespoon blackberry mixture and second slice of bread (butter side up), in that order.
8makes 4. enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Collection: World Food Champs