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This easy to make Brie Grilled Cheese with Roasted Pear and Roasted Strawberry is filled with power-food fruit for a satisfyingly sweet dessert that’s also good for you.
To close out this year’s Grilled Cheese celebration, I’ve joined forces with some fabulous food blogger friends to bring you a SWEET twist on traditional grilled cheese…DESSERT GRILLED CHEESE. Keep reading after my post to see other delicious interpretations of this cheesy American Classic.
Don’t forget to check out my article from earlier this week where I share 4 different kinds of yummy grilled cheese ideas for National Grilled Cheese Day…including my plant-based Tempeh Parmesan recipe.
Inspiration for the Brie, Roasted Pear and Roasted Strawberry Grilled Cheese
I was inspired by the classic appetizer of warm brie and jam puff pastry. I just love how the tanginess of the brie blends so well with the sweetness of the jam. You could almost eat it for dessert. So I thought….I need to make something similar for my dessert grilled cheese.
Why choose Roasted Pear and Roasted Strawberry?
We all know that Pears and Strawberries are extremely healthy for our bodies and make great snacks. But they’re even better dessert option because they have a low glycemic value….meaning they won’t raise your blood sugar. So they’re sweet and satisfying but also great for our bodies…including folks with diabetes.
Additionally, pears and strawberries are high in fiber, high in anti-oxidants, decrease heart disease, and they fight free radicals (which lead to chronic disease).
Tips Before You Start Cooking
To Peel or Not to Peel?
Pears are of course healthier if you keep the skin on—that’s where all the fiber is. However, some folks might not like the grainy texture, so if you need to peel off the skin, do so after you’ve roasted them.
I used my Cusinart Griddler (it’s like the George Foreman Grill) and grilled the fruit for about 5 minutes. But if you don’t have a separate grill, you can put the whole fruit on a cookie sheet at 375 and bake for 20 minutes. The reason we pre-grill/roast the fruit is to help release all the sweetness. Mmmmm, yummy.
This is for 1 serving. Just add more fruit or cheese as needed.
Brie 2-3 slices, depending on the size of the bread
Sprinkling of powdered sugar
Optional: balsamic glaze
- Grill the fruit. Either grill for 5 minutes on a counter top grill or roast in the oven. To roast in the oven, lay the fruit whole (uncut) on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Next, take your croissant, lay the sliced brie on top.
- Layer the fruit on top of the cheese.
- Optional, spread some balsamic glaze.
- Optional-Sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of the fruit.
- Brush the croissant with a little bit of olive oil or spray with olive oil spray and grill on a counter top grill or skillet for 4 minutes (or until golden and cheese is melty).
- Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the top of the grilled sandwich and cut into bite size pieces.
Continue reading for more great Dessert Grilled Cheese Options.
Try all the Delicious Dessert Grilled Cheese Recipes:
- Apricot Brie Grilled Cheese from Making Miracles
- Bread Cheese from Art of Natural Living
- Carrot Bread Dessert Sandwiches from That Recipe
- Chocolate Mascarpone Dessert Grilled Cheese from Palatable Pastime
- Pound Cake Strawberry Grilled Cheese from Magical Ingredients
- Strawberry and Pear Brie Grilled Cheese from Our Sutton Place
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HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!