Thursday, July 14, 2022

Grilled Brie and Blueberry Panini #ImprovCookingChallenge

Ooey, Gooey and Luscious this Sandwich makes for a delicous and elegant lunch with very little effort.

Grilled Brie and Blueberry Panini

The Improv Cooking Challenge this month is Blueberries and Dairy......
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Let's take a look at what everyone made with these two delicious ingredients........

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Blueberries & Dairy

jam and brie

There is a family owned business, Blakes, in a neighboring town that we have watched grow from a U Pick Farm Stand to a huge business on three different sites.  Still offering U Pick fruits and vegetables to now include all seasons with Haunted Hayrides, Winter Sleighrides, Playscapes, Petting Farms, Festivals, Restaurants and Stores.  I have linked to their website if you would like to learn more about them.

It is about a 30 minute drive for us to go and every once in a while Frank will take me there for lunch.  They have delicious, artisinal dishes, handcrafted hard ciders and wines, relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff.  

One of my favorite things to order is their grilled Brie sandwich.  When we went on a lunchdate last week, I was disappointed that the grilled Brie wasn't on the menu.  They did have a Ciabatta BLT that I ordered and loved but I was so looking forward to the grilled Brie that before we left I picked up a jar of their blueberry jam and then stopped at Costco on the way home for some Brie and Ciabatta.

sandwiches on grill pan

The following day I made us grilled panini for lunch.  Frank's was Cheddar and Tomato and mine was Brie and Blueberry.  It was so good that a couple of days later we had some of the neighbors over as we were taking down the old Gazebo and installing a new one.  I made Grilled Paninis for lunch again, serving up the Brie and Blueberry and Sharp Cheddar with Hard Salami.

Grilled Brie and Blueberry Panini pin

Our neighbors loved it so much that we have planned an outing for a Blakes Lunch Date for next week.  I can't wait!!!

Entrees, Lunch, Sandwiches, Meatless, Grilled, Cheese, Blueberries
Entrees, Sandwiches
Yield: 1 serving
Author: Wendy Klik
Grilled Brie and Blueberry Jam Panini

Grilled Brie and Blueberry Jam Panini

Ooey, Gooey and Luscious this Sandwich makes for a delicous and elegant lunch with very little effort.
Prep time: 3 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 8 Min


  • 1 ciabatta roll, split
  • 2 oz. Brie Cheese, rind trimmed if desired
  • 1-2 T. Blueberry Jam
  • Butter


  1. Butter the bottom of the ciabatta roll and place onto a grill pan over med high heat.
  2. Cut the brie an place on top of the bottom bun.
  3. Add the jam on top of the brie and then cover with top half of ciabatta roll. Place a cast iron skillet on top of the sandwich and press down or place a heavy can on top. (or you can use a panini press if you have one LOL)
  4. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until cheese starts to melt and there are grill marks visible on the bottom.
  5. Flip the sandwich over and again, press down with the cast iron skillet for another couple of minutes, until cheese is completely melted and the top is scored with grill marks.
  6. Cut and serve.

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  1. Elegant, interesting, and only 4 ingredients? Sign me up! Now I need to find some blueberry jam worthy of this.

  2. I love brie sandwiches. Newer tried a blueberry one. I do notice places that serve French food are few and far between. It's disappointing. I wish there were more left.

  3. This is an easy sandwich and love the flavor combination. I am panini lover and this is up in my list to make this weekend!

  4. Wow!! that's a delicious and tempting one!


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