Grilled cheese is already a good thing. But swap out the cheddar, add slices of brie, sweet caramelized onions and salty sliced of prosciutto, and suddenly you’ve got a sandwich that is downright gourmet. Give this recipe a try on a lazy Saturday afternoon, or treat guests to a simple dinner by serving these sandwiches paired with a side of homemade soup.
Though grilled cheese is already a fairly quick cooking affair, there are a few shortcuts that will shorten your time in the kitchen. Slice the onions with a mandoline slicer, cut the apple with a handheld wedger. And get perfect pieces of brie with a good-quality cheese slicer.
Once all of ingredients are ready, pile them between two slices of sourdough and griddle until golden brown. We’ve offered some approximate values for you in the recipe card below. But the truth is, this dish is open to freestyle interpretation.
If you love onions, pile them on! If you don’t like brie, feel free to swap it out for another mild cheese of choice. (Port makes an excellent option). And, if fresh basil makes you smile, don’t add it to the sandwich until right before serving. Adding it at the last minute will keep it bright green and beautiful.
Mostly, enjoy! This delicious sandwich is full of all the best flavor combos–salty, sweet, tangy and buttery bread. We think you’ll love it!
Apple, Brie and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese
Go gourmet with your grilled cheese! Brie, prosciutto, caramelized onions and basil make an incredible combo in this simple sandwich.
- 1/4 sweet onion, finely sliced
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 6 Tbsp butter, softened
- 4 slices sourdough bread
- 1/2 green or red apple, sliced thin
- 3 oz brie, sliced thin
- 4 slices prosciutto
- 6 large fresh basil leaves
In a large skillet, heat onion slices, honey and 2 Tbsp butter together over medium heat. Cook, stirring often, until onions are soft and light golden. Remove from heat. Butter one side of each slice of sourdough. On two of the non-buttered sides, layer apples, brie, prosciutto, basil and caramelized onions. Top with second slide of bread (buttered side out). Cook on a Good Cook grill pan until both sides are golden and the cheese is melted. Enjoy immediately!
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