Posted on 26 November, 2013

Brie and Cranberry Grilled Cheese


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As much as I love thanksgiving, I am always confused on what to do with the leftovers. Especially since I don’t particularly love leftovers. Nonetheless, this Friday I am determined to change my tune. There are a thousand and one ways to get creative with turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing beyond the typical turkey sandwich.

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Brie and Cranberry Grilled Cheese is the kind of quick meal I crave after a day of non-stop cooking. Brie combined with the soft challah and tart cranberry sauce is pure comfort food. I don’t know about you, but I always have leftover cranberry sauce the day after Thanksgiving. Two whole tablespoons on each slice of bread put’s the bright red sauce to use in the best way possible. Enjoy!

Brie and Cranberry Grilled Cheese
Serves 1
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
5 min
  1. 2 slices Challah bread
  2. 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  3. 4 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  4. A hunk of Brie cheese
  1. Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place bread, butter side down, slather with cranberry sauce. Smear brie cheese on top. Join two slices together.
  2. Over medium low heat, place sandwich in a non-stick skillet. Flip when the bottom has turned golden brown. Brown on each side. Serve immediately.
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  • Reply Johlene 26 November, 2013 at 1:14 am

    I´m a huge fan of sweet & savoury together, we use to grill jelly sandwiches with a slice of gouda cheese in the oven when we came home from school :-) Cranberry and brie are made for eachother!! Xx
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  • Reply Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies 26 November, 2013 at 8:18 am

    The only left overs I like are Thanksgiving’s (despite not really even liking Thanksgiving – ha!) but cranberry sauce is just one of those things I want to eat as many ways as possible. This sandwich sounds fantastic!
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  • Reply Renee @ Tortillas and Honey 26 November, 2013 at 11:07 am

    It’s like a brie en croute in sandwich form! Sounds amazing!!!!
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  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic 26 November, 2013 at 11:54 am

    AAAhhh this looks so perfect! Especially with brie, yum! Great idea, girl!
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  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes 26 November, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Ummmm yes please! I want a grilled cheese in the worst way right now!

  • Reply amy @ fearless homemaker 26 November, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. This looks AMAZING and what a fab use of leftover cranberry sauce. Even though I just had lunch, I totally want this right now!
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  • Reply Consuelo @ Honey & Figs 26 November, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Ooooh I love the sweet and savory combo and this sandwich is right up my alley! ;)
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  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor 26 November, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Oh yes, two of my favorites! I love the combination of cranberry and brie and can never pass up grilled cheese. And I am the same as you, I’m not really a fan of leftovers at all, so it is hard for me to find uses for them after Thanksgiving.
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  • Reply Miss Messy 26 November, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    This looks delicious! :) I love brie and cranberry together!
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  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife 26 November, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Brie and cranberry are totally meant to be and I love that you used challah too. YUMMMMMM
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  • Reply Todd @ HonestlyYUM 27 November, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Leftovers. This. Done. Nothing else to say. Challah, brie, and cranberry…are you kidding me?!

  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe 27 November, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I’m quite certain that I would eat just about anything with the words “grilled cheese” in it, and this sweet/savory sandwich is no exception. YUM!
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  • Reply Danguole 27 November, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Oh my! True story: I would roast a turkey and make cranberry sauce just for a sandwich like this. Leftovers schmeftovers!
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  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats 27 November, 2013 at 10:41 am

    I posted a grilled cheese recipe too! Yours is perfect for Thanksgiving leftovers. Yummy!! I usually just re-eat the entire thanksgiving meal with the leftovers, haha. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Reply Sarah & Arkadi 27 November, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    This grill cheese is fancy! We love it!
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  • Reply laurasmess 28 November, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Aw yum, I make this combination all the time but I’ve never used challah (I actually haven’t eaten challah before, we don’t have a substantive Jewish population here in W Aust so it’s not very well known or sold). I think I need to hunt some down to test out the extra-special version. I love leftover meals like this! x
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