Cranberry + White Cheddar + Brie + Grilled Cheese on Cinnamon Raisin Bread {recipe}

cranberry + white cheddar + goat brie + cinnamon raisin bread grilled cheese.{image via instagram. follow: The Delicious}

Before you go trying to get all creative with that enormous vat of leftover cranberry sauce from the Holidays, get one of the basic uses out of the way first: Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Type of cheese, bread, and additional flavor components up to your picky little preferences….

Cranberry White Cheddar Brie Grilled Cheese {recipe}

makes 1 sandwich

Ingredients

2 slices bread (we used a sturdy cinnamon raisin bread from Zingerman’s that we’ve been hoarding in our freezer for weeks)
butter at room temperature, or at least spreadably soft
2-3 tablespoons cranberry sauce
¼ cup shredded mild melty cheese like white Cheddar, Jack, or Mozzarella
a few slices of soft cheese like Brie, Camembert, or goat chevre
grapeseed oil for frying, about 2 tablespoons
optional extras: fresh arugula, sliced jalapeños, sriracha hot sauce

Directions

Spread about ½ tablespoon of butter onto both sides of each slice of bread.

Heat 1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Place both slices of bread in pan and lightly fry. Turn both slices over in the pan. On one slice, pile the shredded Cheddar (melty) cheese. Drop spoonfuls of cranberry sauce over the cheese, add any optinal extras if you’re using, then carefully lay slices of Brie (soft) cheese on top.

“Cover” with the other slice of bread, toasted side to the inside. Press down on the sandwich and fry until golden, about 3 minutes.

With a flat spatula, lift the sandwich out of the pan and add more oil if needed. Carefully turn the sandwich over in the pan and fry the second side.

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  • cameron

    What does grapeseed oil do for frying?

    • TheDelicious

      it’s just a neutral oil with a high smoke point so you don’t have to worry about cooking at higher heat and “burning” the oil! (i almost never fry with olive oil!)

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