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the matilda

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Melissa Baldan
San Diego, CA

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

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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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 4
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For the matilda

  • 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

How To Make the matilda

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350, place ham in baking dish and set in oven to heat.
  • 2
    Mix together butter and cloves. Set aside.
  • 3
    Beat mascarpone and vanilla with electric mixer and the whisk attachment until fluffy. Set aside.
  • 4
    Place blackberries and sugar in food processor and process until berries have broken down and are combined with sugar. Set aside.
  • 5
    Preheat 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.
  • 6
    Remove ham from oven as soon as you are ready to assemble sandwiches.
  • 7
    Lay 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.
  • 8
    makes 4. enjoy!