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Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese

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‘Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese – The perfect combination celebrating the beauty of salty and sweet’

Ya’ll, I’ve cracked the code, I’ve found THE best grilled cheese combo. Cranberry, Bacon and Brie. If you haven’t heard of or tried this combo before, your grilled cheese game is about to get real intense, real quick.

 Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Parcels

We all know sweet and salt go together perfectly and this combo illustrates that to a tee.

The sweetness and slight tartness of the cranberry sauce takes on the flavours of the salty, streaky bacon so well. Then you chuck in some thick wedges a Brie and the whole thing just takes off. Subtle and creamy, the Brie completely marries the flavours together.

The great thing about grilled cheese recipes is that they’re so quick and easy to whip up. I’ve never owned a toastie machine, frying them up in a griddle or regular pan works just perfectly.

How to make a brie grilled cheese

 Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Guidance

Literally easy as that. Oh wait, the chilli flakes in pic 4, lemme explain.

When I first tested this recipe I didn’t add any spice and instantly knew something was missing. The cranberry sauce almost became overpowering and was a little too sweet for a grilled cheese. The chilli gives a much needed kick to the whole thing and balances out the sweetness of the cranberry perfectly. In fact, it goes further than just balancing the flavours, it’s adds a beautiful warmth that the cranberry takes on so well.

Even if you don’t do spice, just an incy sprinkle will do wonders. Give it a go, you’ll see what I mean.

Okay let’s unwrap those parcels and see what all the fuss is about shall we?

 Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese

I know, maybe the dramatic snow effect was a little much, but how delish do they look!?

Okay just one more before we tuck into the recipe.

 Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sliced open

Whether it’s for lunch, thanksgiving or just a heavenly snack, the Cranberry Brie Bacon grilled cheese has you sorted. The perfect balance of flavours to warm your soul in the colder months.

Let me know how you get on and I’ll catch you on the next post!


5 from 3 votes
Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sliced open
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Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

'Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese - The perfect combination celebrating the beauty of salty and sweet'

Course: Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: Original
Servings: 2
Calories: 550 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 4 slices thick White Bread or prefered
  • 4 rashers of Streaky Bacon
  • 8 Slices of Brie
  • 2 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
  • 2 pinches Chilli Flakes
  • 4 'spreads' Butter
  • Salt & Black Pepper to taste
Method
  1. Fry up your Bacon to desired texture and place to one side, using paper towels to soak up excess fat as needed.

  2. Lightly spread butter over one side of each slice of bread. Place them (butter side down) onto a griddle pan, making sure it is switched off at this point.

  3. Spread your Cranberry sauce first, then place your Brie, followed by Bacon topped with Chilli Flakes and seasoning to taste. Top with your final two slices of bread, butter side up this time.

  4. Fry for around 4-5mins over medium heat on each side, or until golden brown on the outside and gooey in the middle.
Recipe Notes

a) For guidance on how thick to cut the Brie, of course it is down to preference, but I sliced a cylinder shaped 125g (4oz) block into 8 equal slices.

b) Feel free to use a toastie machine as necessary.


For more inspiration to fix your bacon brunch craving, check out my Cafe Style Smashed Avocado on Toast!

Cafe style smashed avocado on toast Yolk dripping down


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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Chloe
    June 20, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Your food is always thought out, it looks colorful, and tasty will definitely be trying out this grilled cheese sandwhich! Yum yum

    • Reply
      Chris
      June 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      Thank you for your support clocks, I mean Chloe.

  • Reply
    Donna L Clark
    June 20, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Firstly I love the name dontgobaconmyheart . at 6:59 am this post made my mouth drool and if I had everything on hand I would be making this for breakfast!

    • Reply
      Chris
      June 21, 2017 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks, Donna! No matter what time of the day, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches have the same effect on me!! Glad I’m not alone!

  • Reply
    Linda
    June 20, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are my absolute favorite, and it couldn’t get better than with these ingredients.

    • Reply
      Chris
      June 21, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks, Linda! Grilled cheese sandwiches can do no wrong for me!

  • Reply
    Shashi at Savory Spin
    November 3, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Happened on your blog through FBC today and you sure have a fine collection of delicious yet simple recipes – like this gorgeously wrapped AND scrumptious cranberry and bacon(YEAH!) grilled brie cheese!
    Happy weekend – hoping you get to sleep on some rocks during it 🙂

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 3, 2017 at 2:16 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Shashi! Have a fantabulous weekend too 🙂

  • Reply
    Gabriel
    November 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Oh wow… This is going on my list of things to try on my next cheat day! Bacon, brie and cranberry jam with a spicy kick? I say pure genius. Thank You!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 3, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Yes! Definitely book it in for your next cheat day! Thanks for your kind words 🙂

  • Reply
    Sarah
    November 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    OMG, total comfort food right here! I’m such a sucker for brie… beautiful photos!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Thanks, Sarah! Isn’t Brie just the best!?

  • Reply
    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    November 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Loving everything about this grilled cheese! I’ve had cranberry and brie and it’s absolutely fantabulous together!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      The best combo ever right!?

  • Reply
    Kate
    November 3, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Brie and cranberry are such a winning combo – but I love that you’ve added chilli as well!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm

      Chilli is the key!

  • Reply
    Simonette
    November 15, 2017 at 10:51 am

    OMG it looks good!

    • Reply
      Chris
      November 15, 2017 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

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