Recipes

Meet the Peach Surprise, a ham sandwich-dessert hybrid from 1976

A ham and cheese sandwich ... with a few interesting upgrades.

In the 70s, we thought cucumber Jell-O moulds were cool and refreshing, and our “perfect suggestion for luncheon or tea” was this open-faced sandwich. As Canada’s 15oth birthday approaches, we’ve dug deep into the Chatelaine archives for our “Retro Delights” series, unearthing and recreating some of our grooviest (and most structurally creative — or in some cases, downright bizarre) recipes from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Here, we present the Peach Surprise, a ham-and-cheese sandwich that may raise a few eyebrows.


Canada Project
This post is part of The Canada Project, a representative survey of Canadians from across the country. You can find out more right here.


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