GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

I made these for my cousin Danielle’s bachelorette party and they were a hit. I got two marriage proposals that night because of them. And people were still talking about them for a week after.

When entertaining, taking something simple and making it special really goes along way. As I was planning the menu for the party, I thought about some of my fondest food memories with Danielle. When we were travelling in Brazil, we went to a restaurant that served brie and passion fruit jam for their cheese course. My cousin loved it, and I could see why. The two really went well together. It was the perfect balance of sweet and creaminess. So I thought that tasty bite could definitely be translated into a grilled cheese sandwich. I felt it did need a savoury element and the thyme was perfect for that.

GRILLED CHEESE WITH BRIE AND PASSION FRUIT JAM

Course: Main Course

Materials

  • bread This sandwich is really nice with a rye or sour dough. Even a multi-grain works. It makes it special and a little fancy. You can of course use plain white, but I prefer the breads with grains and seeds.
  • brie In my grocery store, they only sell the wheels of Brie, but at Costco I found a brick of Brie which is perfect for sandwich. Cut the Brie into 1/2 cm. slices (a little less that 1/4 inch)
  • passion fruit jam This is a little difficult to find. My grocery store had a peach, apricot, passion fruit jam, so I got that and it was really good. If you can’t find a passion fruit jam, a peach or apricot jam will work just as well.
  • thyme Fresh, not dried. Take leaves off the stems.
  • butter Have it at room temperature

Instructions

  • I’m giving you the ingredients but the amounts depends on how many you want to make.
  • Butter one side of the bread. Flip over, spread jam on the other side and sprinkle thyme leaves. Place 2 slices of Brie on top and cover with the other slice of bread. Butter the top.
  • In a frying pan on medium heat, place sandwich in the pan. Cook until golden on the bottom, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Flip and cook until the other side is golden and the cheese melts, 3 to 5 more minutes.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

I made 37 of these sandwich for the party. So unless you are making one or two, I suggest setting up a work station.


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