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Extra-Special Ham Sandwich (Inspired by Starbucks Ham and Brie)

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“I recently tried this sandwich from Starbucks. The original sandwich was Black Forest ham, brie cheese, honey mustard, and dried cherries on a French baguette. I can't eat dairy products, so I painstakingly stripped the sandwich of Brie, which was difficult since Brie is a soft cheese. What I had left was delicious though. Not normally a fan of Black Forest ham, I would buy it in order to recreate this sandwich. I'm posting this for safekeeping, so I don't forget how to make it. Try not to think of this as a true copycat, but inspired by the original. The honey mustard, dried cherries, and ham go together like a dream. I never would have tried this combination, but glad I did. Making your own, even if you add Brie to yours will be a lot cheaper, too. Ingredients are for one sandwich, but the amounts are to taste. If you want to add the Brie, the original Starbuck's sandwich had 4 thick slices that were laid out 2 across and 2 down on a long french baguette. Each of the Brie slices were probably an inch long and 1/4 inch wide and several centimeters thick. They were laid out on top of the ham.”
1 sandwich

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (6 inch) French baguettes (or any kind of crusty French roll or French bread)
  • 4 -8 slices deli-sliced black forest ham (depends on how meaty you want your sandwich)
  • 2 -3 teaspoons honey mustard
  • dried cherries


  1. To assemble the sandwich, split the French baguette lengthwise, but not all the way through, so that there's a "hinge" on one side.
  2. Spread desired amount of honey mustard on both sides.
  3. Pile on the sliced Black Forest ham.
  4. Sprinkle with desired amount of dried cherries.
  5. Close up the two sides of the sandwich, and eat. :).

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