Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

  • Patten Posted: 08/08/10
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    i served this to my parents when they were visiting - mom and dad loved it, my husband and i thought it was ok. way too many flavors for my taste. the lemon was overpowering (maybe put too much zest in?).

  • jndgregory Posted: 10/20/10
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    Good, but a little too sweet for me. Made for dinner with grilled sweet potatoes. Will try for brunch next time.

  • aubiechic Posted: 11/18/09
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    delicious and super easy! great served alongside butternut squash soup; also taste good by adding about 1/4 cup toasted walnuts to the cheese mixture.

  • burritamcdoo Posted: 02/02/10
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    I was looking for something different for breakfast and I stumbled upon this recipe...I have fallen in love and I drool on the mornings that I know I will be making this. The combination of the goat cheese and fig preserves is divine, and the lemon zest gives the combo just a touch of freshness. I don't always have basil on hand, but it is still dynamite without it. Try it - you will not be disappointed.

  • Carcharzel Posted: 10/10/10
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    Delicious! The first time I made this, I couldn't find fig preserves, so I used apple jelly. I've made it many times since and have used a variety of preserves (raspberry, cherry, blackberry). Sometimes I skip the lemon, sometimes I skip the basil. It's always delicious! I usually serve it for dinner with baked sweet potato fries.

  • JnyPny2 Posted: 01/03/09
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    Just about the best sandwich...not counting a full-caloried Monte Cristo.....I'd make this again and again. I did; however, make it into three sandwiches instead of 4, which made the inside a little fuller and richer.

  • Katieusc Posted: 02/06/11
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    these were easy to make and had great flavor. My husband was skeptical at first but then admitted they were worth making again. I think all the flavors (b/w the cinnamon raisin bread, goat cheese, honey, fig and basil) result in a really complex taste. I liked them with a little more basil than the recipe calls for.

  • csaunders80 Posted: 01/13/09
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    These were so good. I did not make these but I ate one at my Cooking Light supper club. We all loved these!

  • BessCooksDinner Posted: 09/30/09
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    I just made this for the third time. I followed the recipe the first time and loved the grilled sandwiches. I made this a second time as a spread, mixing together the goat cheese, fig jam, honey and basil. I kept it in the freezer and doled out a spoonful at a time to spread on toasted raisin-cinnamon bread. I sent the third batch to college with my daughter. It’s such an easy treat, and it’s especially yummy as a dip for apple slices. My only complaint: finding a low cal, high fiber raisin bread to keep in line with the nutritional information as listed. I wish the recipe had quoted the tested brand.

  • NettersRx Posted: 02/17/09
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    I made these for Valentine's breakfast for my honey and he LOVED them!!! I didn't tell him was was in them....the combo of goat cheese and basil would probably scare him off, but the flavors were amazing together!! I made 2 sandwiches on plain raisin bread and 2 on whole grain....I loved the texture of the whole grain because it was firmer and easier to grill...although hard to find the bread unless you bake it yourself. I will be making these again and again and again...what a beautiful yet simple and delicious breakfast/brunch idea!! Loved it!!

  • DeniseandBen Posted: 06/28/10
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    Each and every bite was PURE HEAVEN!!

  • kdmccrayz Posted: 09/30/09
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    Great treat! Very rich with the goat cheese. Had trouble finding fig perserves, but finally discovered whole foods carried it. The basil gives it a fresh hint, we only used half the recommended amount though. It would make a great breakfast/brunch element since it is sweet.

  • LauraLeigh8 Posted: 05/28/10
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    This sandwich is incredible. I served it for breakfast with canteloupe wedges and am looking forward to having it again and again. I followed the recipe exactly and it was just perfect.

  • MeMyselfAndPie Posted: 04/24/10
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    what a delicious sandwich. Perfect for spring and summer. The flavors really compliment each other. I's skip the pan-pressing step. Tastes better without it. Step-by-step photos on my blog: http://me-myself-and-pie.blogspot.com/2010/04/grilled-goat-cheese-sandwiches-with-fig.html

  • carolinebailey Posted: 07/20/10
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    This sandwich was very easy to make, and every bite was delicious. I made a large batch and I had one for lunch the next day. Even refrigerated, these sandwiches will blow you away.

  • owlone Posted: 03/27/11
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    AMAZING!!! I made these sandwiches today for brunch and they were so easy and a big hit! The flavors are amazing together and will definitely be making them again in the future. Used an Orange/fig preserve instead.

  • GracieNoel Posted: 06/03/11
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    This was very yummy, but much SWEETER than I was expecting! It tasted like dessert! Definitely needs something savory as a compliment.

  • AshleyEvans Posted: 08/09/11
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    These are amazing. They are much sweeter than I expected -- similar to stuffed french toast -- but soooo good. We have had this for dinner on several occasions (don't judge). We have also substituted molasses for the honey when we were out -- still amazing (but it changes the taste quite a bit). I love the lemon taste, so I add significantly more zest to mine (as well as more basil). Simply delicious.

  • chlorine0addict Posted: 11/03/11
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    Oh my gosh! I was a little skeptical at first, but this is SOOOOO YUMMY!!! I want to make one every single day! Good little vegetarian sandwich :)

  • Suze02 Posted: 04/20/13
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    I followed the recipe exactly the first time and it was delicious. The second time, I wanted a little more protein and less fat so I dipped the bread in whipped egg whites and precooked. I skipped the honey because I didn't really notice it the first time and used 1/2 ounce of goat cheese per sandwich instead of 1 ounce. Still really delicious!

  • incremona Posted: 03/04/13
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    I simplified this recipe by spreading the goat cheese on the cinnamon bread/toast and added the fig preserves and fresh basil. Amazingly delicious!

  • mlroy865 Posted: 03/06/14
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    Even without the basil (which I didn't have), this sandwich was like a wonderful novel. I didn't want it to be gone. Delicious!

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