Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins
Not just for lunch, but may be cut into quarters and served as an appetizer, too! Adapted from Fine Living.
- 4 teaspoons salted butter, at room temperature (real butter)
- 8 slices French bread, cut on an angle 1/4-inch thick
- 3 tablespoons raspberry jam or 3 tablespoons apricot jam
- 5 ounces ripe brie cheese (leave the slices at room temperature for easier spreading) or 5 ounces camembert cheese, rind removed, cheese sliced while cold (leave the slices at room temperature for easier spreading)
- Butter all the bread slices on one side only. Put them all, buttered side down, on a cutting board. Spread four of the slices with a thin layer of jam (about 2 teaspoons per slice). Spread the cheese on the other four slices. Pair the jam slices with the cheese slices.
- Heat a large nonstick pan or griddle over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Put as many sandwiches as will fit in the pan or on the-griddle without crowding, cover and cook until the cheese has just begun to melt and the bread is golden brown, about 2 minutes. Remove the lid and turn the sandwiches, pressing each one firmly with a spatula to flatten it slightly. Cook the sandwiches uncovered until the bottom is golden brown, about 1 minute. Turn them once more and press with the spatula again to recrisp the bread, about 30 seconds. Cut the sandwiches in halves or quarters and serve immediately.