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This Brie & Blackberry Grilled Cheese has everything. It's creamy and rich and tart and sweet with a perfect crunchy crust and gooey center. And it's ready in about 10 minutes. I can't get enough.
Well, it took me five days to run out of things to do and start to get anxious about what imaginary thing I might not be getting done. What a strange thing to be anxious about. Do you ever feel that way? I could have just enjoyed myself and relaxed and crossed some things off my movie list. Instead, I kept searching for more work to do.
I know I need to work on surrendering. This need to control and do is probably a major block to my manifesting power. I believe that I will ultimately have to success I desire, but as soon as I'm not working toward it, I start to worry that I'm not trying hard enough and I won't deserve the prosperity that is on its way to me. I guess awareness is the first step to change.
What makes Brie & Blackberry Grilled Cheese so awesome?
I've got something that will make you forget about all your worries. Just take one bite of this Brie & Blackberry Grilled Cheese, and you won't be thinking anything except damn this is good. It's crunchy and gooey and completely irresistible. The sweet and tart blackberry jam is the perfect foil to the richness of the melty brie. I'd eat this morning, noon, or night.
How to make Brie & Blackberry Grilled Cheese
We're not doing anything fancy here, just making a sandwich. I like to spread a bit of blackberry jam on each piece of bread before loading it up with sliced brie. Then butter the outside of your bread and place the butter side down in a hot skillet. While the first side is crisping up, butter the other side, then flip it after a few minutes when it's at your ideal level of brown.
You want your heat to be high enough that the bread crisps up but not so hot that the bread will burn before your cheese gets a chance to get nice and gooey. Medium heat is perfect. Once both sides are toasty brown, all that's left to do is stuff your face.
So it turns out they don't seel blackberry jam in my grocery store here in Scotland. I just made my own. I followed this small batch blackberry jam recipe by Fuss Free Flavors. Worked like a charm. If you don't want to go that route, cranberry jam or jelly would also be awesome here.
The rind is not exactly my favorite part, but it's totally edible. I will often trim away some of the thicker parts of the rind, but I don't worry about removing it completely. That just feels really wasteful. So you can if you want, but you don't need to.
Make it magical
The blackberry plant itself apparently has different properties depending on which part you use. The fruit is associated with the element of earth and is believed to promote prosperity. Like all berries, it's also associated with fertility. Remember that eveyr time you get a seed stuck in your teeth. (Source: Rachel Patterson)
Inspiration comes from mysterious places. Maybe we all need to strive a little less and enjoy a Brie & Blackberry Grilled Cheese. We'll surrender to the Universe and wait for what comes. I just know it's gonna be awesome.
Looking for more awesome grilled cheese variations? Try this Fig Jam & Smoked Gouda Grilled Cheese or a fancy Italian Grilled Cheese.Print
Brie & Blackberry Grilled Cheese
This Brie & Blackberry Grilled Cheese has everything. It's creamy and rich and tart and sweet with a perfect crunchy crust and gooey center. And it's ready in about 10 minutes.
- Prep Time: 5
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
- Category: Sandwich
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 ounce brie cheese
- 2 tablespoons blackberry jam
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
All amounts are approximate. Just make a sandwich.
- Spread both pieces of bread with some blackberry jam. I do this relatively thinly, but do what you like. Then add enough pieces of cheese to cover one side of the bread and put the lid on your sandwich.
- Preheat a skillet over medium heat while you butter the outside of your top piece of bread. When the skillet is hot, place your sandwich, butter side down, in the skillet. Let it cook for 3-5 minutes while you butter the other piece of bread. When the first side is as brown as you like, flip your sandwich and let it cook on the other side for another 3-5 minutes.
- Remove to a plate and serve hot.
Keywords: Grilled Cheese, Brie
This recipe first appeared as a guest post on Clarks Condensed.
If you make this recipe, please leave a rating and leave a comment to let other readers know what you thought. Thanks for being so awesome!
This looks so delicious, Renee!! Love the blackberries and brie combo. Also I feel that way, like there is more I could be doing All. The. Time!! It's hard to let go for sure.
Thanks so much. We just keep trying to grow a little bit every day.
Christy Faber | Life Around the Table says
This is such a brilliant idea to make grilled cheese more interesting! I love combining sweet and savoury flavours. And I'm impressed you made your own jam for this!
Thanks! The jam was actually really easy. There's nowhere to buy it here, and I was too stubborn to change the recipe.
Giiiirrrlll!! You are speaking my love language I’m definitely trying this and all the other grilled cheeses you listed because fancy cheese is my jam!!
Grilled cheese might be the perfect food!
What an unexpected, yet delicious sounding combination. Being visually appealing doesn't hurt either. Thanks for sharing!
Is there anything as beautiful as gooey cheese?
Wow this sandwich was so simple but SO delicious! 10/10
Thank you. It's amazing how often simple and delicious overlap.