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This fig and brie grilled cheese is the next step up from the classic comfort food, full of fresh fall figs and creamy cheese.
Today begins Flavors of Fall Week, where we celebrate flavors like apples, pears, fall squash, cinnamon, maple, pecans, hazelnuts, caramel, grapes, figs and more! We even have prize packs for two lucky winners!
Prize 1 – Door County Coffee and Tea Company
Founded in 1993 in Door County, WI, Door County Coffee and Tea Company is a small family owned business. Roasting a variety of flavors for 26 years, one winner will receive three full pot bags of all of their fall flavors. 21 bags in all! Their mission through the years has been to produce high quality, best-tasting coffee using only Specialty Class 1 Arabica coffee beans. Combine that with superior roasting technology and you get a wonderfully even and perfect roast every time and that means the perfect pot of coffee. A $40 value.
Prize 2 – Millican Pecan Tower of Treats Gift Tins
Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800’s, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.
I’m kicking things off with a fig and brie grilled cheese. As a child, grilled cheese was American cheese between two slices white bread. And I’ll let you in on a little secret: I sometimes still like it that way.
Now, not all types of cheese work well in grilled cheese. It should be a good melting cheese. For example, goat cheese tastes wonderful with figs, but it doesn’t melt well, so brie is a better choice. If you start with room temperature cheese, it will melt even better. With brie specifically, if you don’t care for the taste of the rind, you can cut it off.
And if you can’t find fresh figs, you can substitute fig spread instead. In larger grocers, it will usually be with the specialty cheeses, or you can find it in specialty cheese shops. You can try dried figs, too, but you’ll want to soak them in hot liquid for about 5 minutes to soften them up before adding to the sandwich.
- 4 slices hearty white bread
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter
- 6 oz double cream brie, at room temperature (rind removed if desired)
- 2 to 3 figs, sliced thinly
- Spread the butter on one side of each slide of bread.
- Place a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Place two of the slides of bread, butter-side down, in the pan. Layer one quarter of the brie onto each slide of bread, divide the figs between the pieces of bread, and top each with another quarter of the brie.
- Top each with another slice of bread, butter-side up.
- Cook until the bottom of each sandwich is light golden brown (or darker, if desired), then carefully flip each sandwich over and cook until light golden brown.
- Slide in half and serve.
Figs have a lmited season, so if you can't find fresh ones, you can substitute fig preserves instead.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 776 Total Fat: 62g Saturated Fat: 38g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 20g Cholesterol: 176mg Sodium: 421mg Carbohydrates: 48g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 18g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 12g
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