The classic grilled cheese sandwich gets a little fancy! Melty brie cheese, sweet sliced apple and a little fresh sage turn this classic sandwich into a gourmet lunch that's just as easy to make as the original.
Course Burgers + Sandwiches
Keyword apple and brie, brie grilled cheese, fancy grilled cheese
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
Total Time 13minutes
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Prep the ingredients: Cut the brie into four equal pieces. Slice a macintosh apple horizontally, removing the core and seeds on the middle slices. Stack the sage leaves on top of each other, roll and slice into thin strips.
Make the sandwich: Heat a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium low heat. Spread butter on one side of each piece of bread. Place one slice of bread butter side down in the pan. Break one slice of the brie into pieces over the bread, leaving the rind on is optional. Stack the brie with three slices of apple, and a sprinkle of the chopped sage, about 1 teaspoon. Add another slice of brie broken into pieces over the apples and top with a slice of buttered bread, butter side up.
Cook: Cook the sandwich for 2 to 3 minutes on each side until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melty. Using a wide spatula, flip over the sandwich and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients, slice and serve!
If you're pulling all the ingredients straight from the fridge, try these tips:
Divide the butter into 4 equal pieces, melt in the pan and then place the bread on the melted butter.
After flipping the grilled cheese over, cover the skillet with a lid for 1 to 2 minutes to let the heat and steam melt the cheese without adding cooking time.
Sage can be a strong herb for some! You can substitute thyme leaves or fresh basil for a milder flavor.