Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Grilled cheese with blueberries? Yes! It's got that whole sweet and savory thing going on. You'll love it! Don't skimp on the cheese, it is what makes the sandwich so delicious.
- 2 slices of bread (I used sourdough)
- Plenty of white cheese (I used Havarti, but lots of others kinds would be good! Mozzarella, Monterey, or even Swiss would be yummy)
- Fresh spinach or arugala
- 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
Adapted from amandakbythebay.blogspot.com
In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, sugar and vinegar. Turn on medium heat and let come to a slow boil. Use a utensil to crush berries as you stir. After boiling for about 5 minutes, pour mixture into a mesh strainer and let the juice syrup separate from the solid berries. Save the syrup for cocktails, pancakes or both!
Spread blueberries onto a piece of bread, top with cheese, some spinach, then more cheese! Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Top with your other slice of bread and toast.
The balsamic vinegar adds a nice tartness to the berries while making the flavor a little more complex. It's a subtle flavor, so don't worry. It's super tasty! If you wanted to get super crazy with it, a slice or two of bacon would be pretty yummy too...just sayin'. If it weirds you out too much, of course you don't have to add it. you'll just end up with a much sweeter grilled cheese.
Oh, and make sure you use enough cheese! This is not a time to start thinking about calories. You need enough cheese to balance the sweetness of the berries. You don't want them overpowering the sandwich.