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Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
These Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey are equally good for breakfast or dinner. Mixing honey with the goat cheese makes it easier to spread over the cinnamon-raisin bread.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 2 teaspoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 243
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 8.5 g
  • satfat 4.8 g
  • monofat 2.7 g
  • polyfat 0.5 g
  • protein 9.8 g
  • carbohydrate 33.1 g
  • fiber 2.5 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 2.2 mg
  • sodium 326 mg
  • calcium 78 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring until well blended. Spread 1 tablespoon goat cheese mixture on each of 4 bread slices; top each slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons preserves and 1/2 teaspoon basil. Top with remaining bread slices. Lightly coat outside of bread with cooking spray.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly toasted (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Sprinkle with sugar.

Cook's Notes

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