Grilled Cheese with Fig Preserves, Sage, Prosciutto, and Brie Grilled cheese is one of life’s simpler pleasures, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon. This updated version is made with luscious Brie, salty prosciutto, and the grounding sweetness of figs. Make sure to choose a sturdy, crusty bread, such as a sourdough or ciabatta, that can stand up to grilling. A cast-iron pan will help you get a golden brown crust that tastes as good as it looks. This gourmet grilled cheese can be cut into wedges for hors d’oeuvres or accompanied by a salad for an effortless dinner.
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  • 4 slices hearty bread, such as sourdough or ciabatta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup fig preserves
  • 4 ounces Brie cheese, rinds removed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 4 slices prosciutto


  1. Preheat a medium cast-iron fry pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush slices of bread with olive oil on both sides. Lay 2 of the bread slices on a cutting board. Spread half of the jam on one slice of bread. Top with half of the Brie and the half of the sage. Top with another slice of bread. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make a second sandwich.
  3. Grill 1 sandwich on both sides until the cheese is melted and the jam is warmed through. Carefully open the sandwich and place the prosciutto into the grilled cheese. Repeat with the second sandwich. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve immediately.

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