This Brie Grilled Cheese is a delicious sandwich that you will want to make for your next lunch or dinner meal.
About the Recipe
The combination of the creamy Brie cheese, tangy sourdough bread, sweet and tart apple slices, and savory meat creates a mouthwatering flavor profile that is both rich and balanced.
This incredibly tasty and satisfying sandwich is a delicious twist on a classic comfort food and offers a perfect balance of flavors, textures and versatility. You are sure to impress your taste buds and those of anyone you share this gourmet grilled cheese with!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Delicious - The gooey brie cheese in this sandwich has a rich, buttery flavor that makes it perfect for a grilled cheese sandwich. It melts easily and creates a smooth, creamy texture that pairs well with the sourdough bread.
Versatile - You can easily customize this sandwich to your liking. You can add ingredients to give your sandwich a unique flavor profile that suits your tastes!
Simple - This is a quick and easy recipe to prepare which makes it great for a fast and satisfying meal. It takes just a few minutes to make and can be enjoyed any time of the day. Make this for a quick lunch or a late-night snack!
Here are the ingredients you will need for these apple Brie grilled cheese sandwiches:
- Slices of Bread: Use sourdough bread.
- Brie cheese: You will need 6 ounces of brie cheese.
- Apple: You can use red apple, green apple, or yellow apples - whatever you have on hand will be great!
- Protein: Thinly sliced prosciutto or chicken.
Let's make this fantastic grilled cheese together!
Step 1: Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
Step 2: Spread the butter on one side of the bread and lay the bread slices in the preheated skillet with the butter side down.
Step 3: On one slice of bread, place the Brie and on the other slice of bread, place the prosciutto. Toast for 4-5 minutes or until the bread is golden brown.
Step 4: Add the apple slices to one slice of bread and top with the other slice, creating a sandwich.
Step 5: Place the lid on the skillet and allow the cheese to melt for about 1 minute.
Step 6: Remove from the skillet, slice and serve!
Expert Tips and Tricks
Here are some expert tips to make this delicious Brie grilled cheese.
Make it a Panini - Assemble the sandwich and then grill it on a panini press. This will ensure it is evenly grilled and perfectly heated through.
Use a good pan - Use a high quality pan or nonstick skillet to ensure the cheese doesn't stick to the pan.
Bread - Use good bread! Good quality bread is going to give you the best tasting grilled cheese sandwich. If you don't have a local bread shop, ask for a fresh loaf of sourdough at your grocery store bakery.
Here is some kitchen equipment you will need for this sandwich. You can find all of these products on Amazon.
Large skillet - You'll want a high quality large skillet.
Brie - Did you know you can buy Brie on Amazon? This is one of my favorite brands.
Here are some common recipe substitutions and variations for this simple brie grilled cheese sandwich.
Substitutions: You could use sliced ham, bacon or chicken in place of the prosciutto.
Additions: Add ingredients like caramelized onions, fig jam, balsamic vinegar glaze, a touch of honey, or chopped fresh thyme for additional flavors. Try adding my personal favorite, Fire Roasted Tomatoes! Or, add other cheeses like goat cheese, cheddar, or gouda.
Garnish: Give the sandwich a drizzle of honey before serving!
What To Serve With
Here are some other recipes to serve alongside this delicious sandwich:
Tomato Bisque - This Tomato Bisque is perfect for a cozy meal at home. It is creamy, velvety and perfect for dipping your favorite bread or grilled cheese sandwich into. This bisque is made with rosemary, thyme and sage which provides rich flavor in each bite!
Tortellini Pasta Salad - This Tortellini Pasta Salad is one that you will want to make right away. You will love this delicious and satisfying pasta salad with its colorful and flavorful ingredients.
Sautéed Sweet Potatoes - This super easy sautéed sweet potatoes recipe is the perfect flavor packed side dish. These sweet potatoes are super versatile - and this recipe only has 6 ingredients!
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Leaving the brie rind on helps the cheese hold its shape and it is edible. If you find that the rind is too pungent, you can simply peel it back and enjoy the gooey cheese on the inside.
Sure! You could use plain white sandwich bread, brioche, or ciabatta. Really, any rustic bread will do as long as it’s hardy enough to withstand the toasting and ingredients.
Yes. If you do not wish to add fruit to your sandwich, you can add sweet jam or jelly. Strawberry, apricot or raspberry would be great choices. Try honey mustard for an even more unique flavor combo!
Recipe Storage and Reheating
Here are storage and reheating instructions for this brie sandwich.
Refrigerator Storage: Store in an airtight container and eat leftovers within 4-5 days.
Freezer Storage: Freeze in a freezer-safe, airtight container and keep for up to 3 months. When you're ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator and reheat as instructed below.
Reheating Instructions: The best way to reheat this recipe is to heat in a skillet with a little olive oil over low heat until the chicken is warm.
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Brie Grilled Cheese
- 4 slices Sourdough bread
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 6 oz brie cheese sliced
- 1 apple sliced
- 4 oz chicken or prosciutto thinly sliced
- Heat a skillet over medium heat.
- Spread butter over the outer side of sourdough bread. Lay bread slices in the pan, butter side down.
- Place brie on one side of the bread, and add protein to the other. Toast for 4-5 minutes, until bread is golden brown.
- Add apple on top of the chicken. Use a spatula to top one slice on the other, creating a sandwich. Place the lid on the skillet and allow cheese to melt for one minute.
- Slice and serve.