Hot Buttery Brie Melts

If you don't have a panini press, place sandwiches in a hot skillet over medium heat. Press sandwiches with a cast-iron skillet or other heavy weight, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 6 Minutes


1 (8-oz.) Brie round or wedge
1 (12-oz.) French baguette
1/2 cup jalapeño jelly
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


1. Trim and discard rind from Brie. Cut Brie into 1/4-inch-thick slices, and set aside.

2. Cut baguette into 4 equal pieces; halve pieces lengthwise.

3. Heat jelly in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 2 minutes. Stir in cilantro. Spread mixture evenly on cut sides of each bread slice. Layer 4 bread slices, jelly sides up, evenly with Brie; top with remaining bread slices, jelly sides down.

4. Cook sandwiches, in batches, in a preheated panini press 3 minutes or until grill marks appear and cheese melts.

Amoreena Shenefelt, Atlanta, Georgia,

Southern Living

January 2007
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