Level up your grilled cheese game with this Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Two slices of bread filled with brie, prosciutto, and apple slices -- is there anything better?!
This Brie Grilled Cheese has been giving me life lately! Admittedly, I don't eat sandwiches often, but I do, I prefer them like this.
Question: what's your favorite kind of sandwich? A grilled cheese, perhaps? If it's not your favorite, hopefully it's at least in your top three favorite kinds of sandwiches. This brie grilled cheese is a fancy version of the classic grilled cheese sandwich.
See, I adore my avocado grilled cheese, but this gooey brie grilled cheese is next level. Think comfort food, but elevated. The best part? You really only need three ingredients!
- It's the adult version of your childhood favorite food
- Can be enjoyed by kids AND adults, and great way to switch up your normal sandwich routine
- The ooey-gooey cheese pairs perfectly with the salty prosciutto and the sweetness of the apple
- Bread - Use your favorite kind of bread! Think: sourdough, whole wheat, seedy bread, or even gluten free bread will work.
- Butter - I always butter the bread with making grilled cheese, but you could also use olive oil instead if you prefer.
- Brie cheese - Or any kind of soft cheese. Alternatively, cheddar cheese would be delicious as well.
- Prosciutto - We want something salty, so if you don't want to use prosciutto, try cooked bacon or Serrano ham.
- Apple - Could substitute pear, but use apple if you can!
Step 1: Butter the bread. First, butter one slice of bread, then place it butter side down in a nonstick skillet.
Step 2: Add the ingredients. Top the bread with the apple slices, then add the brie on top and last, the prosciutto. Place the second slice of bread on top with the butter side up.
Step 3: Make the sandwich. Cook the sandwich in the pan over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on the first side until it's golden brown, then use a spatula to carefully flip it over. Place a lid on the skillet and cook the sandwich for 1-2 minutes, again until it's golden brown and the cheese is melty.
Tips and tricks
- Brie is a delicious, melty cheese that is perfect on a grilled cheese. With that said, it can be a little messy, so when in doubt, more is better 😉
- Though you can use any kind of bread, I recommend thicker slices if possible.
- You can layer the ingredients on the slices of bread in any order you'd like -- all will be delicious!
- If you want extra flavor, add one or two teaspoons of honey on one of the slices of bread
- I would NOT recommend making this sandwich ahead of time; if you do, the cheese will harden and the apples will get soggy. This grilled cheese is best served fresh!
Do I have to use butter?
Nope! If you want to keep this butter-free, simply brush olive oil on both pieces of bread instead. If you are using butter, quickly soften it by placing it in the microwave for 8-10 seconds.
Can I make this with jam instead?
Yes! I originally tested this recipe two different ways: one being the savory version with prosciutto and apple which ultimately ended up being my favorite. But, I did test a version with simply brie cheese and fig jam and it was very good. If you prefer a sweeter sandwich, use jam instead!
What should I serve this with?
More sandwich recipes
- Mediterranean Grilled Cheese
- Cottage Cheese Chicken Salad Sandwich
- English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
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Brie Grilled Cheese
- 4 slices bread
- 1 tablespoon butter softened
- ½ apple thinly sliced
- 4 oz. brie cheese or more; thinly sliced
- 2 slices prosciutto
- Butter two one side of two slices of bread and place one of the bread slices butter-side down in a nonstick skillet.
- Add half of the apple slices on top of the bread, then half of the cheese and last, one slice of prosciutto. Place the second piece of bread, butter-side up on top.
- Heat the sandwich over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes until the bread is golden brown. Use a spatula to carefully flip it over. Place a lid on the skillet and cook for 1-2 more minutes on the second side until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melty.
- Repeat this for the second sandwich. Slice and enjoy!
- Can use any kind of bread
- Can use cheddar instead of brie
- Can use cooked bacon or ham instead of prosciutto
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published in April 2016. It was updated with new text and photos in May 2022.