Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches With Fig and Honey

Total Time
Prep 6 mins
Cook 12 mins

These are just as good for breakfast as they are for supper! Mixing honey with the goat cheese mades it easy to spread on the cinnamon raisin bread. Adapted from Cooking Light magazine(June 2004). An African/Middle Eastern influenced recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 14 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 4 ounces goat cheese
  • 8 slices cinnamon raisin bread
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 2 teaspoons basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon margarine, to coat bread (or cooking spray)
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar


  1. Combine honey, lemon rind, and goat cheese, stirring till blended. Spread 1 tbls. goat cheese mixture on each of 4 bread slices; top each slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons preserves and 1/2 teaspoons basil. Top with remaining bread slices. Lightly coat oustide of each sandwich with margarine or cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches to the pan. Place a weight(cast iron or heavy skillet) on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cookk 3 minutes on each side, or until bread is lightly toasted, leaving pan on top of sandwiches as they cook.
  3. Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  4. Makes 4 sandwiches.
Most Helpful

Absolutely DELIGHTFUL! Not too sweet and the goat cheese wasn't overpowering. What a unique sandwich - the basil really had me wondering... I couldn't find fig preserves so I pureed some sunmaid figs. Thank you for sharing this outstanding recipe!

GIAD August 12, 2006

Delicious! I really like the honey and lemon zest in the goat cheese, and combined with fig - perfect. I love the idea of putting it all in a sandwich and grilling it! I used sourdough bread, so I didn't get the additional flavors from the cinnamon raisin bread, but I enjoyed it anyway! I served with fresh strawberries on the side, since they're in season and I have an abundance of them.

Recipe Reader June 11, 2013

OMGoodness; I just found a new 'bad for me' lunch! YUM! I loved the basil; I didn't expect it to taste so complimentary! I just loved this! It is going into the 'keeper' file, for sure! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

alligirl June 09, 2011