Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Cranberry Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich - The perfect combination celebrating the beauty of salty and sweet. The only way you'll ever want to use up leftover cranberry sauce!
Cost: £2.50 / $3
- 4 large slices of Thick White Bread
- 6-8 rashers of Streaky Bacon, cooked to desired texture
- 6-8 wedges of Brie
- 2 tbsp Cranberry Sauce
- 2 pinches Chilli Flakes
- 4 'spreads' Butter
Lightly spread butter over one side of each slice of bread. Place them (butter side down) onto a pan, making sure the heat is OFF at this point.
Spread your Cranberry sauce first, then place your Brie, followed by Bacon topped with Chilli Flakes. Top with your final two slices of bread, squish down with your hands then butter the top.
Turn on heat and fry each side for around 5-6mins over medium heat, or until golden brown on the outside and gooey in the middle.
a) Chilli Flakes - Even if you're not a fan of spice, I do encourage just a pinch of chilli flakes. The spice helps balance out the sweet and salty components of this recipe and adds a gorgeous heat to the cranberry sauce. I actually have a recipe for a Spiced Cranberry Sauce if you'd prefer!
b) Cranberry Sauce Sub - Most sweet jams will work great in this context. Blueberry and blackberry especially go well with bacon and brie.
c) Can I use Camembert? - Camembert has a slightly pour pungent flavour, but if you know you like it then it can be subbed for the brie. I just prefer brie for it's subtle and creamy flavour!
d) Calories - Per grilled cheese.
Calories: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.42g | Protein: 23.75g | Fat: 40.8g | Saturated Fat: 11.983g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.409g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5.775g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 995mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 7.74g | Vitamin A: 900IU | Calcium: 160mg | Iron: 2.3mg