Creamy Brie, crisp pear and a bit of sweet heat make for a brilliant Brie Grilled Cheese! It’s a fun change-up from your usual and perfect summer fare for the cottage or glamping in style!
- 2 slices bread (thick-cut preferred)
- 3 slices of Brie, 1/2 inch thick
- 4 – 6 slices pear, fresh, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter, soft
- 2 tablespoons liquid honey
- 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
- 2 tablespoons butter, soft for cooking
- Mix Chili Honey Butter: In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons of soft, room temperature butter, chili flakes and honey and combine with a spoon or spatula until well mixed and light. Don’t be afraid to give it a serious beating to get a light, creamy texture. If you find your butter too hard to work, melt it just a little bit in the microwave, combine and then fridge it to cool to a spreadable texture before using. Reserve until needed.
- Spread the other two tablespoons of butter on the outside of your bread. Flip the bread slices and apply a generous layer of Chili Honey Butter on the inner face of the bread. Layer thinly sliced fresh pear slices on top of the Honey Chili Butter on one slice of the bread. Then layer in your brie slices, leaving a little space between the slices to allow for meltage Now top with the second slice of bread, with the Chili Honey Butter to the inside, against the cheese.
- Pre-heat non-stick pan (or pan generously sprayed with non-stick spray) over medium to medium-low heat (see notes above). Carefully place Brie Grilled Cheese on the center of the now hot pan and cover with a lid (even if it’s partially covered) Cook, moving the pan as necessary to ensure even heat, instead of shifting the sandwich, until golden brown – to your taste (5 to 7 minutes per side). Flip the sandwich using a spatula (I like to use one finger to hold the top slice of bread in place, for an easy flip). Continue cooking until golden brown and melty. Consume immediately, OR, if you’re feeding a crowd, hold hot on a cooling rack, over a cookie sheet, in a 300°f (150°c) oven until ready to serve, then slice and EAT.
Pear options: swap out the fresh for lightly sauteed pears in the Chili Honey Butter, or drain and dry canned pears for an even more melty-licious Brie Grilled Cheese. (see details in post)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Lunch
- Method: Grilling
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Brie Grilled Cheese