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Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese

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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.

An overhead view of a fig and brie grilled cheese sandwich on a white plate

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A slice of bread with brie and figs in a frying pan

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.

But since then, I've learned that you can use different varieties of cheese. You can add other flavorings, like thinly sliced fruit or veggies.

A fig and brie grilled cheese sandwich, sliced in half and stacked on a white plate

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.

Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese

Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese

Yield: 2 sandwiches
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This fig and brie grilled cheese is the next step up from the classic comfort food, full of fresh fall figs and creamy cheese.


  • 4 slices hearty white bread
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 6 oz double cream brie, at room temperature (rind removed if desired)
  • 2 to 3 figs, sliced thinly


  1. Spread the butter on one side of each slide of bread.
  2. 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.
  3. Top each with another slice of bread, butter-side up.
  4. 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.
  5. 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: 776Total Fat: 62gSaturated Fat: 38gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 176mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 12g

I am not a certified nutritionist. This nutrition information is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only.

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Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Monday:

Coffee Granita by Karen's Kitchen Stories

Cinnamon Glazed Donut French Toast by Daily Dish Recipes
Cranberry Pecan Coffee Cake by Family Around the Table
Ginger Pear Muffins by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Healthy Chocolate Pumpkin Waffles by Tip Garden
Spiced Coffee Toffee Bread by Cheese Curd In Paradise

Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash with Sausage and Apples by Simple and Savory
Door County Maple Coffee-Crusted Steak by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Fig and Brie Grilled Cheese by The Redhead Baker
Java Beef Flatbread Pizza by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets with Pears by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Skillet Sausage Potatoes and Cabbage by Everyday Eileen
Tuna Pot Pie by Palatable Pastime
Vegan Chili by Red Cottage Chronicles

Apple Cheesecake Streusel Bars by Love and Confections
Caramel Apple Cookie Cups by Sweet Beginnings
Caramel Pecan Cookie Sticks by The Freshman Cook
Chocolate Cappuccino Biscotti with Pecans by Blogghetti
Cinnamon Maple Pecan Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Irish Apple Cake by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pecan Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Crumb Top Baking
Pecan Pie Bars by Books n' Cooks
Pumpkin Bundts with Brown Butter Glaze and Candied Pecans by Our Good Life
Vegan Coffee Layer Cake by The Baking Fairy

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Karen D

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

My favorite is apple pie spices: cinnamon and nutmeg.

Wendy Klik

Monday 30th of September 2019

I"m swooning here. I love figs. What a great flavor profile on this sandwich. YUM

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