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Grilled Cheese and Quince

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Serves 10-12 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 30 minutes

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Ingredients You'll Need

16 1/4 inch-thick slices of brioche or good quality white bread
4-6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
16 thin slices of cheddar-style cheese, such as St. George
16 thin slices of poached quince, or dabs of quince paste, or quince or strawberry jam


1. Butter each slice of bread on one side. Place the bread butter side down. Top with one slice of cheese, two slices poached quince (or dabs of jam or paste), and another slice of cheese. Top with a second piece of buttered bread. (Sandwiches may be prepared in advance up to this point, wrapped tightly, and stored in the refrigerator until ready to grill).

2. Heat a large skillet until hot. Place sandwiches in the skillet and toast on one side until golden. Turn over; press lightly with spatula. Lower the heat if the bread browns too quickly. When the cheese has melted and the second side is golden, remove from pan. Slice into triangles; serve immediately.

Pair this with Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewurztraminer or Riesling.

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