Brie, Bacon, & Apricot Grilled Cheese by Guest Contributor Laurence Makano

8 March 2017

Almost Kosher is excited to introduce food blogger Laurence Makano bringing us our next guest post, a Brie, Bacon, and Apricot Grilled Cheese!  Her recipe contribution is not kosher, but if you were to substitute the bacon with pastrami, duck bacon, or beef bacon, and pair it with a vegan camembert (add about 15% coconut oil for melt-ability!) or daiya cheese it could be enjoyed without treif.


When I first came across Yammie’s recipe – I thought, oh em gee. Am I pregnant? Who doesn’t like a grilled cheese? With bacon? Okay, with brie cheese? Now, how about with apricots? Yes, you read right, apricots! Don’t worry, if your mouth is watering over this Brie, Bacon + Apricot Grilled Cheese, it doesn’t mean you’re pregnant, it just means your palette is developing.

I highly recommend trying this recipe with the balsamic reduction, it adds an extra je-ne-sais-quoi to it. I decided not to do it, but please give it a try.

During this cold weather, all I have been craving is pure comfort food. The stick to your ribs kind and the not-so-good-for-you kind. It’s the cold weather, I’m tellin’ ya!

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Instructions
  1. Cook bacon and let rest for a few minutes.
  2. Mash and spread apricot on slice of bread (yes, you can spread on both slices if you want).
  3. Add slices of brie and the cooked bacon and sandwich together.
  4. Liberally butter both sides of the sandwich on the outside and cook, covered, over medium heat, flipping halfway through until the bread is browned and the cheese is melted (if the cheese still isn't melted all the way, sometimes I just take the sandwich apart and put the cheese directly on the pan for a few seconds).
Recipe Notes

Laurence used a panini maker to help melt the cheese, but you can do it in a pan or skilled. Your choice!

Brie, Bacon, Apricot Grilled Cheese

I personally like sandwiches or food that can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner. This Brie, Bacon + Apricot Grilled Cheese is both sweet and salty, is a great meal that needs little effort and few ingredients to prepare. This sandwich is the perfect combination. It is an amazingly delicious way to have a cheat meal without having too much fat and calories. It’s filling, delicious and can be prepare the night before. Just pop it in your toaster oven or on a hot pan for a few minutes, and voilà!

Brie, Bacon, Apricot grilled cheese

 


About Laurence Makano

Wedding and event planner during the day, mom to two dogs at night. My work life consists of two things: making people happy and making sure I don’t forget anything. Stressful right? Tell me about it. The one thing that gives me complete freedom, is food. Growing up, I was extremely difficult with food. Wouldn’t try anything new or anything that didn’t look like a bag of chips. Fast forward to now, if I’m dining out I always pick a dish I’ve never eaten before and at home, cook food I never thought could come out of my kitchen!

I started my self-titled food and lifestyle blog to push me to learn various new techniques but most importantly to showcase my styling skills (that I am still improving)! In my house, the party is in the kitchen, I want my blog to feel like you’re walking right in it. From comfort food to desserts, I allow myself to explore the culinary world. I hope my readers can enjoy the ride and try dishes from around the world through me.

Follow my journey on Instagram and Facebook.

3 Comments

  • Reply Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen 8 March 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I agree – this looks like TOTAL winter comfort food! Love that sweet-and-salty combo!

  • Reply thehealthfulideas 11 March 2017 at 1:30 am

    I love the addition of the jam, I bet it rounds out the flavors really well. Yum!

  • Reply michelleferrand 13 March 2017 at 6:20 pm

    YES PLEASE!!! I love brie and this sounds amazing…especially the bacon part 🙂

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