Strawberries and Cream Dessert Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese for dessert?  Absolutely!  We usually think of grilled cheese as a savory dish; the ideal companion to a bowl of rich tomato soup and a perfectly gooey base for all of your topping choices. This sandwich is comfort food at its finest.  My version of the perfect savory grilled cheese includes brie and grilled peppers.

However, for this post, I am turning an American classic into a sweet and creamy dessert.  Mascarpone cheese, strawberries, fresh whipped cream, and a sugar rimmed crust add a sweet kick to this traditional sandwich.  So, step outside the grilled cheese box and layer yourself up for this after-dinner treat.

 

Strawberries and Cream Dessert Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of Udi’s Gluten Free White Sandwich Bread
  • ½ cup Mascarpone cheese
  • ½ cup strawberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons warm caramel
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup course sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 handful of strawberries
  • ½ cup whipped cream (recipe below)

 

Directions:

  1. Butter 1 side of each slice of Udi’s White Sandwich Bread and place buttered side down onto a hot griddle
  2. While the bread is browning, place Mascarpone cheese and vanilla in a bowl and mix together
  3. Once bread is golden brown, brush the crusts with melted butter
  4. Dip the edges of the bread into course sugar for a ‘sugar rim’
  5. Place 1 slice of bread onto a plate, and layer with ¼ cup of the vanilla Mascarpone and ¼ cup of the strawberry preserves
  6. Top with another slice of bread
  7. Drizzle caramel on top of the sandwich, and top with a dollop of whipped cream and whole strawberries
  8. For an extra touch, sprinkle powdered sugar and extra berries around the plate

 

Homemade Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

 

Directions:

  1. Pour cream into a deep mixing bowl
  2. Beat cream on high for approximately one to two minutes, or until cream becomes stiff
  3. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and whip until fully incorporated

Tip: Make sure the cream, mixing bowl, and whisk are cold before use.

Enjoy your grilled cheese sandwich!  What other fun and creative grilled cheese recipes do you have?

One Response to “Strawberries and Cream Dessert Grilled Cheese”

  1. Linda williams says:

    Now that is a fabulous grilled cheese! How easy…. I gotta try it.

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