The famous open-faced sandwich made popular in Germany in the 1950's, Toast Hawaii features ham, pineapple and Swiss cheese and topped with a cherry or fruit preserves for a delightful sweet and savory flavor combo!
8slicespineapple rings(canned or fresh), drained and blotted with a paper towel
8slices Emmental, Gruyere or Swiss cheese
8maraschino cherries or 4 tablespoons fruit preserves such as cherry or cranberry
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220°C). Briefly toast each slice of bread in the toaster. Butter each piece of bread and lay the bread slices down side by side on a lined baking sheet. Place a slice of ham on each slice of bread followed by a pineapple ring and slice or sprinkling of cheese.Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.Remove from the oven and either place a cherry in the center of the pineapple ring or a half tablespoon of fruit preserves. Serve immediately.