Heart-Shaped Cream Cheese and Jam Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Cream Cheese and Jam Sandwich

The Spruce / Jennifer Meier

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 11 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 1 sandwich
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
385 Calories
29g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 385
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 409mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 81mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Forget about time-consuming cakes, pastries, and cookies. Forget about heart-shaped pancakes. The only thing you need to make your kids (or any other sweethearts) for Valentine's Day is a super simple, super delicious heart-shaped cream cheese & jam grilled cheese sandwich.

The way the cream cheese and jam melt together inside the buttery, toasted slice of bread...it's perfection. Even if you don't cut the sandwich into the shape of a heart. Make these tasty sandwiches any time of year in any cut-out shape, or simply as a regular grilled sandwich.


  • 2 slices sandwich bread (white or whole wheat)

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter

  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese

  • 2 teaspoons jam (raspberry and strawberry are especially good)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Butter one side of each slice of bread with salted butter. Don't skimp; buttery, toasted bread is essential for a perfect cream cheese and jam sandwich.

  3. Use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut the middle of each slice of bread into a heart shape.

  4. On the un-buttered side of one heart, spread the cream cheese and jam. Place the other heart on top, butter side out. Press down gently, so the two hearts stick together.

  5. Melt a little dab of butter in a pan over medium heat. Place the heart-shaped grilled cheese sandwich in the pan, cooking each side until nicely browned and the cream cheese and jam are warm.

  6. Serve immediately, while still warm.

Recipe Tips

  • The edges of the bread that are cut off from the heart shape shouldn't be thrown away. Instead, toast them in a pan until the pieces are toasted and crisp. They're delicious warm from the pan as a snack or served with an egg for breakfast.
  • Coat the outside of the bread evenly and thoroughly. Butter, olive oil and even mayonnaise can be used.
  • Use medium or medium-low heat, so the bread is nicely toasted and the cheese melts, but nothing burns.
  • Press down gently on the grilled cheese sandwich as it cooks, for even browning
  • Don't use a slice of bread that is too thick. Too much bread detracts from the flavor of the cheese in the middle.