8 slices sturdy bread, such as sourdough
3-4 tbsp. butter, at room temperature
Sliced white cheddar cheese, about 4 oz.
2-3 thinly sliced apples, such as honey crisp or gala
Thinly sliced deli ham, about 6-8 oz.
½ cup apple butter
To assemble the sandwiches, separate the slices of bread into 4 pairs. Generously butter one side of each slice of bread, and then place them butter side down on a work surface. (This will be the outside of the sandwich.) On one slice of each pair, layer white cheddar, apple slices, and ham. On the remaining slice of bread of each pair, spread a generous layer of apple butter. Sandwich the pairs together so that the buttered sides of the bread are facing outward.
Warm a cast iron skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat. Cook the sandwiches, turning once, until both sides are golden and the cheese is melted. Slice in half and serve immediately.