nutritional information


  • Calories: 280
  • Protein: 10 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 40 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg
  • Sodium: 320 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 20 g

Grilled Cheese with Fig and Basil

Grilled Cheese with Fig and Basil

Serves 4

30 minutes or fewer

Fresh basil and fig preserves transform good ol’ grilled cheese into a sophisticated sandwich. Honey-lovers will like this recipe as is; others may prefer the less-sweet honey-free rendition.
  • 4 oz. chèvre (soft goat cheese)
  • 1 Tbs. honey, optional
  • 8 thin slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh basil
  • 2 Tbs. fig preserves
  1. Combine chèvre and honey, if using, in bowl, and mix until well blended. Spread about 1 Tbs. mixture on each of 4 bread slices; top with 1/2 tsp. basil each. Spread remaining slices of bread with 1 1/2 tsp. fig preserves. Close sandwiches, and lightly coat both sides with cooking spray.
  2. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches to skillet. Place heavy skillet or pot on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 3 minutes on each side, or until bread is lightly toasted (leave skillet or pot on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Serve warm.
January 2006

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I tried this today and I must say that it is the best grilled cheese sandwich that I have ever had! I swapped the bread for challah and used a fig spread instead of preserves. You can usually buy honey and fig chevre at your natural food store. I am definitely putting this recipe into a dietary staple!

Evergreen Grrrl - 2010-05-20 23:41:24