Sweet n’ Savory Grilled Cheese

Sweet n’ Savory Grilled Cheese
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Sweet n’ Savory Grilled Cheese
Sasha Kimmelman

Sweet n’ Savory Grilled Cheese

A grilled cheese for that moment when you can't decide whether you want sweet or savory. Creamy, tangy chèvre with mild Cheddar play opposite sweet honey and fig preserves for an explosion of flavor that will make you forget about plain grilled cheese. There are no amounts listed because it's totally up to you, depending how sweet or cheesy you want it.

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Ingredients

  • 8 pieces Sourdough bread, generously sliced
  • Fresh chèvre
  • Fig preserves
  • Honey
  • Aged Cheddar
  • Butter, for cooking

Directions

Spread all of the slices of bread with a thin layer of chèvre. Arrange slices of aged Cheddar on top of the bread. On half of the slices, add a generous layer of fig preserves; on the other half, drizzle honey. Close the sandwich and butter the bread on the top and bottom. Melt a tiny bit of butter in a pan big enough to hold the entire sandwich, over medium-high heat; when it starts sizzling, let the sandwich fry for a few minutes without flipping, carefully lifting the corner every 1 to 2 minutes to check the underside. Once it is a golden-brown color and feels like it’s forming a crispy crust, flip the sandwich over and repeat. Serve hot.

Grilled Cheese Shopping Tip

If a piece of cheese smells strongly of ammonia, don't buy it. This is typically a sign of spoilage.

Grilled Cheese Cooking Tip

Allow cheese to come to room temperature before serving. This will accentuate the flavors and aromas.