This Grilled Cheese and Jelly Sandwich is a deliciously creative, yet easy, twist to the traditional grilled cheese. Make it as an appetizer or a meal!
Grilled Cheese and Jelly Sandwich
Yes, you read that right. Grilled Cheese and Jelly. Grilled Cheese, while absolutely delicious all on it’s own, is a classic that you can easily add flavors to to take it to a whole new level. A sweet delicious jelly or jam can make your grilled cheese say WOW.
A few months ago, I had a milestone birthday and my husband hosted a Wine Pairing Birthday Party for me and all our friends. He picked the wines and made various small plates and one of them were these Grilled Cheese and Jelly Sandwiches. Everyone was amazed on how good they were, and that he added jelly to a grilled cheese!
So, I decided I would share this simple deliciousness with you all as well, if you are looking for a finger food that is easy to make, and bound to impress, try these Grilled Cheese and Black Raspberry Jelly Sandwiches. Or, if you are just looking for a meal that will leave your tummy satisfied and happy, try this Grilled Cheese and Black Raspberry Jelly Sandwich.
Of course, you can substitute other jams or jellies, feel free to experiment and have some fun with them. I used a Sharp Cheddar Cheese from Cabot. I love Cabot Cheese and if you are adding something sweet to your sammy, I think you need a cheese with an extra punch, and Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar is it. Again, feel free to experiment and play around with your favorite cheeses too.
I made my sandwich in my Lodge Cast Iron pan, I bought my first one a few months ago and didn’t season it until just a few days ago! I went to a #CookingWithCabot Sunday Supper Event here in Tampa (check out the Facebook Live Videos HERE and HERE) and it inspired me to season my pan and start using it. And I am so glad I did! The cast iron pan gets hot and cooks evenly. “Everyone from Martha Stewart to Campfire Cook Johnny Nix considers Lodge Foundry Seasoned Cast Iron Skillets essential cooking tools. They are perfect for any cooking method from stovetop to oven.” And I agree with ya, Lodge Cast Iron!
Now, here is my Grilled Cheese and Jelly Sandwich recipe, be sure to Print It and Pin It so that you can make it again and again.
- Sliced bread of choice - I used French Bread
- Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Black Raspberry Jelly/Jam
- Butter one side of the sliced bread
- Place the bread, butter side down in a hot cast iron skillet
- Place 3 - 4 slices of the cheese onto the bread
- Add a spoonful of the jelly/jam onto the cheese
- Put the empty piece of bread on top of the bread slice with the cheese and jelly
- Flip if necessary
- Once heated throughout, and cheese is ooey-gooey, remove from pan
I hope you enjoy this Grilled Cheese and Jelly Sandwich as much as we do!
We paired these delightful little grilled cheese goddesses with a Chardonnay at my Wine Pairing Party…just in case you need an excuse to open a nice bottle of CK Mondavi, Charles Krug, or The Divining Rod wine 😉
Have you ever added jelly to your grilled cheese?
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