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!