Thursday, January 12, 2012


I must be craving cheese.  Not just any cheese.  Rich, elegant cheese like the Gorgonzola I had the other day.  Today I am dreaming of Brie.  Just a little bit, but melty and creamy and, well. . . rich.

There is something special about the combination of fruit with cheese.  In this case, strawberry jam in my sandwich contrasts beautifully with the Brie, but cranberry sauce, chutney, or any other fruit spread would be delightful.

Brie Grilled Cheese

2 slices sprouted wheat bread (I used Fresh and Easy brand)
1 ounce Brie cheese, thinly sliced
Several leaves fresh spinach
1 tablespoon strawberry jam or other fruit spread
1 teaspoon butter or trans fat free margarine

Place bread on flat surface; lay cheese on one slice and top with spinach.  Spread jam on other slice.  Put sandwich together and  butter one side with half the butter.  Place butter side down on hot griddle and spread remaining butter on top slice.

Cook until golden brown on first side, then flip sandwich and cook until golden brown on other side.  Cut in half and serve immediately.  Makes one serving, 10 points plus for Weight Watchers or 378 calories.

No comments:

Post a Comment