Saturday, October 1, 2011

High Brow Grilled Cheese Brie & Bacon...yes!

Everyone likes some version of grilled cheese don't they? I mean whether you use American, Cheddar or even Velveeta...what is there not to love?  Buttery, crispy bread...oooey goooey cheese....sigh....
Well lately I have been on a Brie kick....I blame it on the restaurant 'The Cellar' in Owego ( a review of this FANTASTIC place will be in a future blog post)  They make a Brie en croute with apricot to DIE for...I mean it is heavenly.  So now I have been melting Brie in assorted recipes just to make myself happy lol.
So....and I seriously don't know what took me so long to think of this....why not Brie grilled cheese???

So here is what I came up with...it is so decadent you will almost feel as though you should play some classical music and sip wine with it!  Enjoy!!


High Brow Grilled Cheese for 2

4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked till crisp
unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 slices whole grain bread
8 ounces good quality brie
4 tbl of your fave jarred Pesto
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat a good non stick pan or a seasoned cast iron pan.
Spread butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. Lay 2 of the slices of the bread in the pan. Lay on each slice of bread - 2 thick slices of brie, 2 tbl of pesto, and 2 slices of broken up bacon and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the remaining bread slices on top, butter side up and cook over a medium heat until golden brown on both sides and the brie has melted.


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