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Cherry Basil Gruyère Grilled Cheese

cook time
16 Minutes
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  • 4 slices California Goldminer® Cracked Wheat Square

  • 2 tbsp. butter

  • 4 slices Gruyère cheese

  • Cherry compote (recipe follows)

  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped


Cherry Compote Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cherries, pitted and chopped

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 tsp. cornstarch

  • ½ tsp. lemon peel, grated


Cherry Compote Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine cherries, water and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Whisk in cornstarch and lemon peel, and continue to cook, stirring regularly, until thick (approximately 10 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.


Sandwich Directions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Lay two bread slices in pan and top each with two slices of cheese and 1-2 tablespoons of compote. Sprinkle with chopped basil.
  2. Butter one side of remaining bread slices with remaining tablespoon of butter. Place slices, butter side up, atop sandwiches in pan.
  3. Cook until sandwiches are golden brown on underside (approximately 3 minutes). Flip and cook until second side is golden brown (approximately 3 minutes more). Enjoy!
Serving: 2
Course: sandwich,
Goldminer Cracked Wheat Square Packaging

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