Baked Brie Grilled Cheese with Sweet Basil and Boysenberry Jam is a new (slightly sophisticated) spin on the old classic!
I am completely in love with this sandwich! My own personal baked brie that I don’t have to share with anyone! How have I not thought of this before? It is like a grilled cheese/baked brie/peanut butter and jelly all wrapped into one…. but better. The basil is a must and adds the little something extra to really bring this to the next level. Your grown-up grilled cheese. Devour, my friends.
Did your mom ever make apples and cheese as a snack for you when you were a kid? Have you ever had an apple with salt on it? – preferably a granny smith apple? Well, if you haven’t experienced either of these combos, you need to. So, you’re welcome, here is a salad the beautifully incorporates both of them at the same time. I have had apples and fennel together, apples and cheese together and apples and salt together — the all meld together a wonderfully as I had hoped. The fennel adds an interesting twist – if you have ever been near fennel when it is being cut up it, oddly enough, smells very strongly of licorice – luckily it doesn’t exactly taste like licorice.
This recipe takes me back to college – I originally learned a version of this recipe from a roommate and friend of my mine who had learned it from her foreign exchange student in high school. Needless to say, it has adapted over the years. It is one of our family’s favorite recipes during the winter and I was so looking forward to plating it and photographing it – they turned out beautifully. It is really a fairly simple recipe and the end result is misleading as the dish is absolutely mouth-watering.