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Not Your Mom’s Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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love grilled cheese sandwiches! They are easy to make and always delicious. Plus, my whole family loves them (try one on the best gluten-free bread, a family favorite) because they are also easy to customize. With all of the fabulous cheese and filling ideas I’ve found, I even decided to start a Pinterest board just for grilled cheese recipes!

I recently tried a a new grilled cheese variation from my friend Maria at Two Peas & Their Pod and it was SO delicious I just had to share with you! It starts with sourdough bread, a sweet fig jam, creamy brie cheese, and crunchy apple slices. Trust me on this one…you are going to want one for lunch (or anytime) TODAY!

Ingredients for 2 Sandwiches

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • softened butter
  • 2 ounces fig spread
  • 1/4 pound brie cheese (you can cut away the wax coating, but you don’t have to!)
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • large handful of baby arugula

The first step is to caramelize the onions. Thinly slice half of a red onion while the pan and olive oil heat up over medium heat. Toss the onions in the hot oil, and toss them around for a few minutes, until they’re looking dark and caramely. 🙂

Set aside the onions while you assemble the sandwiches. Start with softened butter on one side of each slice of bread, and then spread about 1 tablespoon of fig jam on the other side of each slice.

Now layer thin slices of brie, thinly sliced apples, caramelized onion, and a bit of arugula.

Once your sandwiches are ready, heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. It may take a while, but the butter will burn really quickly if the pan is too hot, and you need a bit of time for the cheese to melt. Simply place the sandwiches in a warm pan and cook until the buttered bread is perfectly golden!

So simple, and so delicious! The brie and apples are a match made in heaven, and caramelized onions make everything taste better! This recipe would definitely impress family and guests but more importantly…your tastebuds!
Check out these other delicious gourmet grilled cheese recipes:

Mediterranean Grilled Cheese from Cooking Classy

Bacon Cheddar Grilled Cheese with Sweet Mustard from FashionEdible

Shepherd’s Pie Grilled Cheese from i am a food blog

Caprese Grilled Cheese from Never Enough Thyme

Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese from Amanda K. by the Bay

What is your favorite grilled cheese variation?

NOT YOUR MOM’S GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES

Jill Nystul
I love grilled cheese sandwiches! They are easy to make and always delicious. Plus, my whole family loves them (try one on my gluten-free bread) because they are also easy to customize. With all of the fabulous cheese and filling ideas I’ve found, I even decided to start a Pinterest board just for grilled cheese recipes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 943 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 50 grams butter
  • 2 ounces fig spread
  • 1/4 pound brie cheese
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 50 grams baby arugula

Instructions
 

  • Caramelize the onions. Thinly slice half of a red onion while the pan and olive oil heat up over medium heat. Toss the onions in the hot oil, and toss them around for a few minutes. Set aside.
  • Spread softened butter on one side of each slice of bread, and then spread about 1 tablespoon of fig jam on the other side of each slice.
  • Layer thin slices of brie, thinly sliced apples, caramelized onion, and a bit of arugula.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Place the sandwiches in a warm pan and cook until the buttered bread is perfectly golden!

Nutrition

Sodium: 1209mgCalcium: 224mgVitamin C: 12.5mgVitamin A: 1605IUSugar: 28gFiber: 6gPotassium: 501mgCholesterol: 110mgCalories: 943kcalSaturated Fat: 24gFat: 45gProtein: 28gCarbohydrates: 108gIron: 5.5mg
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