Fruit and Brie Grilled Cheese

A sweet and savory, melt-in-your-mouth fruit and brie grilled cheese sandwich enjoyed as a treat just as much as it can be for lunch!

Fruit and Brie Grilled Cheese | URBAN BAKES

Over the past year, I’ve been more on a savory kick.  Not sure why my fascination over desserts has tamed quite a bit.  Don’t get me wrong, I still and will always love the sweets but I’m going to chalk it up that I’m going through a phase, a really long one.

Nevertheless, I will continue to whip up desserts.  After all, the holiday season is approaching and I simply can’t disappoint. 

Back to this sandwich here, it screams GUILTY PLEASURE.   There’s no holding back on the amount of butter and cheese on this one.  In fact, I truly feel I could have added more cheese… and buttered and grilled both sides of the bread to enhance the salted buttery flavor.  So, if you’re into sweet and salty, this is it.  Sweet and savory? I got you.  And quick and easy?  No problem!

Fruit and Brie Grilled Cheese | URBAN BAKES

Strangely enough I was inspired through my friend’s get togethers when she would bring home a round block of brie.  Heat it in the oven to make it ooey-gooey soft and have it as the centerpiece surrounded by grapes, sliced apples, jams and crackers.  Holy goodness!  I will never forget it.  It was unbelievable!

I’ve seen cheese boards in past gatherings and never understood it.  Why was it necessary to put an assortment of smelly cheese amongst dry crackers?  To me, it never made sense and I feel I must blame the pre-packaged sliced cheese given as a kid in my sandwiches.  I absolutely loathed it.  Like many kids, when they are set on not liking a particular food, they will associate any similar foods of the same appeal with bias.  In my case, I did with all cheeses.  So yea, I missed out for many years.

Well, thank the Lord, I tried my friend’s brie with fig jam, specifically, and from that point on, game over.

Fruit and Brie Grilled Cheese | URBAN BAKES

The key to achieving the most flavor out of this sandwich is to have salted butter.  Most of my recipes call for unsalted but scrap that for this one.  Lather the butter onto one side of the sliced bread, then place it butter-side down onto the heated pan.  As for the brie, have this ready to go on top of the sliced bread.

Brie is a soft cheese therefore, it melts very quickly.  Have whichever fruit spread you desire within reach and spread it on the slice without cheese, place together, and there you have it.  One unforgettable melt-in-your-mouth sandwich to enjoy as a snack or for lunch.  Heck, I had leftovers and ate one for breakfast!  No judging, ok?

Fruit and Brie Grilled Cheese | URBAN BAKES

Not into the sweet stuff?

Try this Mushroom and Onion Grilled Cheese instead!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Fruit and Brie Grilled Cheese | URBAN BAKES

Fruit and Brie Grilled Cheese


5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

  • Author: URBAN BAKES
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 sandwiches 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

 

A sweet and savory, melt-in-your-mouth fruit and brie sandwich enjoyed as a treat just as much as it can be for lunch!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 8 ounces brie cheese
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 4 slices of brioche bread
  • 2/3 cup fruit jam, fruit preserves or fruit butter

Instructions

  1. Remove rind from brie and slice evenly for 2 sandwiches.  Although brie is a soft cheese, it’s not easily spreadable. To get an even amount of cheese across a sandwich, lightly press the cheese flat to give a greater surface area and set aside.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter on one-side of each bread slice. 
  3. Set a medium skillet over medium heat. Place 2 slices of bread onto the skillet buttered-side down. Heat until the bottom of the bread turns golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.  Remove bread from the pan and onto a plate, buttered-side down. Spread about 1/3 cup of desired fruit over the area of the bread that did not have the butter.  
  4. Returning to the skillet over medium heat, place the remaining 2 slices of bread onto the skillet buttered-side down. Lay flattened cheese on top covering every area of the bread. Heat until the bottom of the bread turns golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Bring each cheese-topped bread slice and one fruit-topped bread slice together.  ENJOY!

Notes

In the images shown, I used about a 1/3 cup each of apple butter, black currant preserves and lingonberry jam.

  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: American

More Sandwich Ideas


LATEST POSTS

  • Blackberry Lavender Crumble
    A buttery crumble over a succulent blackberry lavender filling creates a charming dessert with a beautiful floral scent. A delightful treat best served warm with ice cream!
  • Baileys Tres Leches Cake
    Talk about chocolate decadence doused in Irish Cream. This sinfully lush Baileys Tres Leches Cake will make you fall in love from the very first bite!
  • Blood Orange Mascarpone Tart
    Brighten your wintry days with the soft raspberry-citrus flavor of Blood Oranges in this Mascarpone Tart nestled in a homemade all-butter pie crust. And for a little extra lusciousness, dollop honey-sweetened mascarpone whipped cream and blood orange curd.
  • Praline Pumpkin Bread
    Get cozy with the warm scent of Praline Pumpkin Bread. Just sweet enough with a perfect tender crumb and an incredibly nutty crunch of pecans and sweet caramel glaze.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

Craving More?

Sign up for Weekly Recipes, Special Offers, Giveaways & More!