Ham and Brie Grilled Cheese with Caramelized Onion and Apple Spread

Grilled Cheese with Ham, Brie, Caramelized Onion and Apple Spread

The Spruce / Grilled Cheese Social

Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 12 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1175 Calories
62g Fat
85g Carbs
71g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 1175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 37g 184%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 3080mg 134%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 71g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 409mg 31%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 747mg 16%
*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.)

This quick and easy smoked ham and brie grilled cheese sandwich is made even better with a sweet and savory apple and caramelized onion spread.

Keep in mind, since brie has a higher melting point than most cheeses, this sandwich will be done in half the time of a typical grilled cheese sandwich!


Steps to Make It

  1. Begin by placing 1 pat of salted butter in the pan.

  2. Add ham and cook until it begins to crisp up and darken in color.

  3. Remove from heat, mix with 1 tablespoon of the Apple and Caramelized Onion spread. Set aside.

  4. Next, add half of the cheese onto one slice of sourdough bread.

  5. Add the cooked shaved ham with the spread mixed in and top with the rest of the brie slices.

  6. Add the last piece of bread on top and butter the exterior of the sandwich using the remaining salted butter.

  7. Add the buttered sandwich to a small nonstick fry pan or panini press and turn the heat to medium.

  8. Cook, flipping if necessary, until each side is golden brown and the brie has melted. Since brie has a higher melting point than most cheeses, this sandwich will cook faster than most typical grilled cheese sandwiches. 

  9. Serve.

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