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The Cran-brie: Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

Posted December 19, 2018 by Stephanie

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Rolling in with a quickie: a triple decker cranberry and brie grilled cheese. I love cranberries and brie together. There’s something ultra festive about cranberries and brie together. I think it might be because the very first time I ever had brie was at a Christmas party.

I’m not entirely sure because it’s kind of a fuzzy memory but I do remember a cheese platter and how someone got upset at my uncle for stealing the “nose” of the cheese and also eating only the insides, leaving the rind. Luckily I managed to get a bite of brie before it was all gone. It definitely felt very fancy and grown up to me, especially since most of my cheese exposure as a kid was Kraft singles.

That first taste of brie started a lifelong obsession for me. Brie is silky smooth creaminess. It’s mild and melty and so, so good. Here it pairs up with sweet-tart cranberry sauce for a perfectly festive red and white sandwich. Personally, I think Santa mike like it more than cookies? At least it’d be a little bit of a different kind of treat!

Hope you guys are having a cozy December full of grilled cheeses :)
xoxo steph

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The Cran-brie: Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese Recipe
makes 1 sandwich


  • 1 tablespoon room temperature butter
  • 3 slices bread of choice, I used sourdough
  • 6 slices brie cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cranberry sauce

Melt a bit of the butter – not all of if – in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Add one slice of bread and top with half the brie. Dot it with the cranberry sauce and then put another slice of bread on top. When the bottom is golden brown, flip, add a bit more butter to the pan. On top of the toasted side, add the remaining brie and cranberry sauce, topping with the third slice of bread. When the bottom is golden, add the last bit of butter to the pan, flip and cook until golden and melted. Enjoy!

Note: This is just a general approximation of the ingredients, if you need more cranberry or more cheese, feel free to adjust. Also, this works as a regular grilled cheese too if you don’t want to triple decker it.

3 Comments

  1. Major yes – hello holiday food – get in my LIFE!

    Rebecca | http://www.peppermintdolly.com

  2. Cheryl Ching says:

    Try Nutella in place of the cranberry. TO DIE FOR. *droooool*

    1. Stephanie says:

      omg, i haven’t tried, but now…next sandwich for SURE

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