This blackberry Brie grilled cheese is the ideal mix of both sweet and savory. This is a quick, easy, and simple recipe to follow. While the time stated on the recipe card seems like awhile, most of it is inactive.
Brie is the creamier, milder cousin of Camembert. Even though the top difference between Brie and Camembert is the fact that Brie cream added to it. Surprisingly, despite that fact, Camembert is actually the richer of the two.
Creamy & savory soft cheeses, such as Brie, are great for creating grilled cheese sandwiches! Check out my other grilled cheese sandwich recipes here.
In this recipe, we’ll be using a 8 oz wheel of Brie cheese. For amateurs, Brie may seem hard to extract from the rind. Soft cheeses, like Brie, will stick to the rind like glue. To combat this, you’ll need to freeze for 30 minutes, then cut the rind off with the straightest knife you can find. This task becomes easy with just a little practice.
This WikiHow article is where I learned the technique for removing the rind. In this article, the instructions are Brie cheese, but you may use the same instructions for other soft cheeses like Camembert.
Blackberry jam is a great way to add some sweet and sour flavors to the savoriness of Brie. These flavors mixed together helps to improve the flavor profile of the grilled cheese sandwich.
While in this recipe, I chose to use quintessential whole wheat bread, there are alternatives that can make your grilled cheese sandwich more flavorful. For example, buying fresh bread is better than buying the bread that sits on the shelves. Buy fresh bread at a bakery or supermarket and ask them to slice it up for you. In addition, breads like pumpernickel, rye, and sourdough are much more flavorful than, for example, white bread.
Blackberry Brie Grilled Cheese
- 8 oz Brie wheel
- 4 slices bread
- 2 tbsp blackberry jam
- 1 tbsp butter
- Freeze Brie for 30 minutes prior to using.
- Preheat skillet on medium heat.
- Put butter on skillet.
- Cut the rind off with your knife.
- Spread 1 tbsp of blackberry jam on both slices.
- Place 4 oz of Camembert on one slice, then place other slice on top.
- Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, until Brie has melted and bread is slightly browned.