Pumpkin Pie Grilled Cheese

Pumpkin Pie Grilled Cheese
Shane Kearns

Use this recipe, (page 153) as a guide for when you have leftovers and no idea how to spice them up.

1
Servings
799
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1⁄2 store-bought 8” pumpkin pie, or 2 cups pumpkin pie filling
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar (see Harvest Fest recipe in Chapter 3 for cinnamon sugar details)
  • 4–6 tablespoons melted sweet butter, for grilling
  • 4 slices cracked wheat bread, or brioche
  • 1 cup gorgonzola cheese, divided

Directions

Scoop filling out of half of pumpkin pie, leaving the crust behind.

In a mixing bowl, combine pumpkin pie with cream cheese, cinnamon, and cinnamon sugar. Set aside.
Brush melted butter on the outside of the 4 slices of bread. In a sauté pan, place 2 slices of bread butter side down. Spread 1⁄2 of the pumpkin mixture on each slice of bread, followed by 1⁄2 cup of gorgonzola cheese per sandwich. Place the other 2 slices of bread on top, butter side up.
Let sandwiches cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side or until bread is golden brown.
Cut on the diagonal and serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
54%
Sugar
7g
8%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
98mg
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
82g
63%
Protein
32g
70%
Vitamin A, RAE
355µg
51%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin E, added
2mg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
18µg
20%
Calcium, Ca
626mg
63%
Choline, total
14mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
10mg
56%
Magnesium, Mg
68mg
21%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
13mg
93%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
856mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
69µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1911mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
114g
4%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Pumpkin Pie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Pumpkin Pie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.