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3 grilled cheese stacked on each other on wooden board with glass pot of cranberry sauce by the side
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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 613kcal
Cost: £2.50 / $3

Equipment

  • Large Frying Pan & Turner
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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Notes

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.

Nutrition

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