Zingy Berry Basil Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Although I am tired beyond words (excited for this "season" to be done), I am so happy to cheat a little bit and share some forbidden fruit with you all. This sandwich comes from my beloved grilled cheese cookbook that I spent all of last winter creating...in that super cozy favorite coffee shop of mine. This cookbook is so special to me. It's my first! And I poured my heart into creating, photographing and eating each sandwich.

Is anyone else having a busy "season" right now? Please tell me about it! I'd love to hear your stories. I am so grateful that you are here, reading these words. Have a great week, friends!

This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.

Place 4 slices of sourdough or white bread on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of salted butter (at room temp) evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Flip two buttered bread slices over and spread 1 tablespoon of hot pepper jelly over each.

Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer each sandwich as follows:

Slice of bread, butter side down, hot pepper jelly side up

1/4 of an 8-ounce package Brie cheese, rinds removed and thinly sliced

4 basil leaves

3 slices turkey

2 large strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/4 of the Brie cheese slices

Slice of bread, butter side up

Place the sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for approximately 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!

Zingy Berry Basil Turkey Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Spicy, sweet and cheesy, this grilled cheese will make you swoon!

Contributed by Megan Porta from pipandebby.com.

Published Nov 11, 2013

Serves: 2

Total time: 15 min

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Ingredients:

  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper jelly
  • 8-ounce package Brie cheese, rinds removed and thinly sliced
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 6 slices turkey breast
  • 4 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
Instructions:
  1. Place the bread slices on a flat work surface. Spread 1 tablespoon of butter evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Flip two of the buttered bread slices over and spread 1 tablespoon of hot pepper jelly over each.
  2. Warm a skillet over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Layer each sandwich as follows: Slice of bread, butter side down, hot pepper jelly side up, ¼ of the Brie cheese slices, 4 basil leaves, 3 slices turkey, ½ of the strawberry slices, ¼ of the Brie cheese slices and slice of bread, butter side up.
  3. Place sandwiches onto the hot skillet. Cook on each side for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the bottom layer of cheese begins to melt around the edges. Cut in half and serve!