Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese, Bacon Optional

Rev up taste and nutrition with this Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I used sugar free cranberry jam, but you can use anything. Bacon optional.  Rev up taste and nutrition with this Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I used sugar free cranberry jam, but you can use anything. Bacon optional.

It’s a bit ordinary for an Easter post. But since most people have a menu planned already, I figured what the heck. We’re all gonna want to eat easy food next week anyway, right?

Of course there is another way to look at it. If you think of the appetizer of jam-topped brie wheels wrapped in puff pastry, maybe this isn’t so ordinary after all. 

Rev up taste and nutrition with this Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I used sugar free cranberry jam, but you can use anything. Bacon optional.Like so many other people now, I am working to use up things I have at home. And I discovered a pint of cranberries in my fruit drawer. I often keep some long after Christmas, since cranberries make a pretty garnish any time.

But I am running low on fruit.  And I so hate doing that grocery washing thing.  So those cranberries are goners.

Add bacon (optional) for a bigger indulgence

I have seriously lightened up on my keto, since I’m trying to space out grocery runs as far as possible (helped by a big freezer and some really good local takeout). But I still almost completely avoid sugar. 

The found cranberries also offered me the opportunity to use a sugar substitute rather than one of the sugary jams in my cupboard (based on this recipe). But really, any flavorful jam will work. 
Rev up taste and nutrition with this Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I used sugar free cranberry jam, but you can use anything. Bacon optional.

Here’s to making lemonade (or Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese) with whatever your panty offers! Happy Easter!

Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese

Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Per sandwich:

  • 2 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced, or spread if soft enough
  • 2 Tablespoons jam
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Instructions

  1. Top one slice of bread with sliced brie, or spread the brie if it's soft enough.
  2. Top the other slice with jam. Put slices together into a sandwich.
  3. Spread 1 teaspoon butter on each outer side of the sandwich.
  4. Grill on medium heat until golden on first side. Flip and grill until golden on the other side. Cheese should be soft or melted.
  5. Cut in half and serve.

Notes

For an extra indulgence, add bacon bits or slices to the sandwich. (This will increase the calories)

ALL THE GRILLED CHEESE!

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22 thoughts on “Jammy Brie Grilled Cheese, Bacon Optional

    1. Inger Post author

      I found some more in the freezer after I made this, which got me really excited. I was seriously happy it worked with a sugar substitute!

    1. Inger Post author

      Not shopping is what I’m doing too. Other than a couple miscellaneous items (bread, milk), its been weeks, so I’m going to need to grocery shop again this week.

  1. Audrey

    At Thanksgiving my family has a cheese course for dessert (with the pies). When we were taking out the pies someone noticed the bowl of cranberry sauce never made it to the table earlier. Some of us starting piling it on our brie smeared French bread. So goooooood together!

    Now to convince hubby to pick up a wheel of brie on his next store run.

  2. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    I’m so tempted to run the stores to pick up an ingredient or two that I hadn’t thought to pickup but have been managing to stop the temptation. We restricted our stock up runs to once a week. This is great pantry cooking! I would devour this sandwich in a minute!!

  3. David Scott Allen

    Brie and fruit is a natural – and put it between bread and grill it in butter? Yes, please! And if you cut the sandwich into small, bite-sized squares, you have a wonderful appetizer to much on during Zoom cocktails!

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