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Balsamic Roasted Cherries, Dark Chocolate and Brie Grilled Cheese

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Serves Makes 4-6 Sandwiches | Prep Time | Cook Time


1cup wine — for the cook
3 cups pitted Flathead or Bing Cherries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or cherry balsamic vinegar
4-6 oz. Brie cheese
2-4 oz. Dark Chocolate
Sourdough or Ciabatta bread

Preheat oven to 425. Toss pitted cherries with balsamic vinegar and spread in a single layer on a baking tray.

Roast for 20-30 minutes, stirring about every 5-10 minutes. Roast additional 10-15 minutes stirring about every 5 minutes, watching carefully so cherries don’t burn. When they are slightly shriveled up and the vinegar is syrupy, remove from the oven (about 45-60 minutes total time). They will be reduced down to about 1 - 1/2 cups of cherries.

Preheat skillet or Panini grill. Butter bread on one side and place in pan or on Panini grill.

Top with 1/2 ounce Brie cheese, dark chocolate, broken into 3-5 pieces about 1/2 – 1 inch in size, a layer of cherries (about 1/4 cup) and another 1/2 ounce of Brie. Top with another slice of buttered bread.

Cook until bread is browned and cheese is melting, flip and cook the other side (if using a skillet) Serve immediately.

Makes a great breakfast or a decadent dessert!

Pairs Well With


Recipe adapted from one found on Closet Cooking

For the Gourmet Sandwiches Cooking Class 107

I got hooked on this sandwich one summer when I had an abundance of cherries. Some days it was breakfast, lunch and dessert! Chocolate and cherries together are a match made in heaven, but add Brie cheese and it's over the top. You can freeze the cherries after you roasted them and enjoy the sandwich all year long!


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