This is an excellent sandwich! The BF doesn't even like anything apricot, and he thought it was delicious too. I made it with Smucker's apricot spread and brick cheese. Puts a whole new spin on plain old grilled cheese, especially for the summertime! Next time I may try muenster cheese with raspberry preserves and cheddar with strawberry spread, though it'll be hard to venture away from this combo. Maybe monterey jack with blackberry...
OUTSTANDING SANDWICH, REALLY OUTSTANDING! Made the recipe exactly as written (well, I doubled it, for 2 of us!) & this sandwich is amazingly satisfying! What I'd like to do another time is to have an assortment of preserves on the counter along with a number of different cheeses, so that guests can decide their own combo before the grilling is done ~ Sort of like a salad bar where you get to pick & choose what goes in! Thanks for a great keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Potluck tag]
What a great grilled cheese twist. I had it for breakfast today! I used fresh mozzarella which was very mild, but also very creamy, it made for a very yummy sandwhich. The combination of the apricot preserves and cheese was very good :)
This was SO good, could not believe how tasty. I used provolone on Alvarado Street Bakery 100% Whole Grain Bread with Dickinson's Pure Patterson Apricot preserves - JUST AWESOME :) Thanks Toni for the great sandwich idea. I'll be trying different combos in the future. Made for Potluck Tag, Dec 2008.
So wrong but so right! I used reduced fat mozzarella and sugar free apricot preserves to make it a little less sinful. It tasted heavenly though and I am sure a load of different flavors of preserves would work well with it. Made for PAC Spring 2008.
What a simple and simply delicious idea! I loved this sandwich - it reminded me of a Monte Cristo sandwich but without the guilt! I used Italian bread and made it with provolone and strawberry preserves. I think that pepper-jack with peach preserves and cheddar with apple butter would also be great. Looking forward to trying differend combos...thanks for posting this!
Oh *YUM* what a treat! I made mine with whole wheat oatnut bread, veggie _cheese_ slices and mango jam. My belly couldn't decide - is this lunch or dessert? ;-) Thanks for sharing such a terrific idea! No more boring cardboard sandwiches for me!
Really, almost any combo of bread, cheese and jam/preserves will work. I saw an episode of the "Ham on the Street" TV show on Food Network, and they played Grilled Cheese Lotto. They basically randomly selected a type of bread (white, wheat, rye, sour dough, etc.), a type of cheese (brie, swiss, cheddar, etc..), and a type of jam/preserves (strawberry, hot jalapeno, orange marmalade, etc..) and regardless of the combo they were good. We tried it at home and everyone said it was good.
Yum. I had put my sugar free peach spread on the bread when I realized we were out of mozzarella. Bummer! So I used a slice of low fat cheddar and it was quite tasty. Cooked it in the sandwhich maker and it was lovely. Great concept toni!
This is a wonderful taste treat. I used reduced fat swiss cheese and low-sugar orange marmalade. For a nice change one could add a slice of ham or smoked turkey breast. I served this for a solo lunch with Tossed Romaine and Orange Salad to complete the meal.