8 Amazing Ways to Use Jam or Jelly in Sandwiches

  • 01 of 08
    Brie, Fig Jam, and Poundcake Grilled Cheese with Rosemary Butter. Grilled Cheese Social

    I have to admit that when I dreamt up a poundcake grilled cheese, I thought that I was a pure genius. The buttery, sweet bread crisps up so beautifully and when paired with sweet and earthy fig jam, and creamy brie, well the combo gets even more delicious. I've served this sandwich for breakfast with a side of bacon, for dessert with powdered sugar on top, and pretty much any time that I've had poundcake around.

  • 02 of 08
    Ricotta, Parmesan, Bacon Jam + Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese
    Ricotta, Parmesan, Bacon Jam + Brussels Sprouts Grilled Cheese. Grilled Cheese Social

    There's nothing quite like bacon jam. Let's be real this is the edible form of crack. It's sweet and salty goodness comes from slowly rendering bacon and then cooking it down with brown sugar, caramelized onions, and red wine vinegar until a thick and chunky jam develops. Add some fresh ricotta, nutty parmesan and crispy brussels sprouts and you've got one serious sandwich on your hands.


  • 03 of 08
    Grilled Cheese with Smoked Polish Oscypek Cheese + Strawberry Jam
    Grilled Cheese with Smoked Polish Oscypek Cheese + Strawberry Jam. Grilled Cheese Social

    What you have here is one of the finest Polish grilled cheese ideas of all time.  This chee is unlikely to have ever been attempted on American soil, so this is groundbreaking stuff right here.

    This particular cheese is called Oscypek.  It’s a delicious smoked cheese made of salted sheep’s milk from the Tatra Mountains region of Poland.  I plagiarized that straight out of Wikipedia... sorry, not sorry.   Please feel free to explore more fascinating deets here.  I discovered this seductive...MORE brine-soaked, 14-day-smoked bundle of goodness last year when I visited Kraków, Poland.  Yeah, that’s right.  I do things like GO to Kraków

    This sandwich has been known to make hardened men cry.  It’s warmed up on a grill and then drizzled with some hot strawberry jelly.  It tastes as if the sheep that birthed this smoky-salty treat was milked by the gloved hands of an angel.  A real one, straight outta the cheesiest heaven. 

  • 04 of 08
    Hole-in-one Grilled Cheese with Tomato Jam and Bacon
    Hole-in-one Grilled Cheese with Tomato Jam and Bacon. Grilled Cheese Social

    Wisconsin Cheddar, sweet and savory tomato jam, crispy bacon, and a runny egg yolk grilled between two buttery slices of brioche bread come together to make this insane breakfast grilled cheese. And let's face it, after making this recipe, your mornings will never be the same. 


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  • 05 of 08

    These sweet and savory little monte cristo sliders feature creamy brie, thinly sliced turkey and ham, tangy raspberry jam and crusty French bread. And instead of deep frying the entire sandwich, like some monte cristos are made, this sandwich is grilled on the stove with salted butter. These little sliders may not be the healthiest of options, but they're super tasty and little so you don't have to feel bad about eating them. 

  • 06 of 08
    Pickled Peach Grilled Cheese with Virgina Ham. Grilled Cheese Social

    These little slider grilled cheese sandwiches are packed with flavor and they make the perfect bite-size appetizers and party snack. Filled with a dollop of woodsy mulberry jam, some salty slices of Virginia ham, a couple of bright pickled peach segments, and nutty shreds of gouda and then grilled between two buttery sweet slices of Hawaiian bread, this sandwich packs quite the flavorful punch.

    And the best part is that this sandwich is good all year round - whether you're making it in the...MORE middle of summer when peaches are perfectly in season or whether you're making it in the dead of winter, after your peaches have been pickling for a few months. 

  • 07 of 08
    Stuffing-Waffle Grilled Cheese with Mashed Potatoes + Cranberry Jam and Muenster. Grilled Cheese Social

    So it's Thanksgiving Day and you're stressed. But ya know what? The big meal is the least important part. We all know it's about the leftovers so go ahead and put on your elastic lined pants, pour yourself a stiff drink, and get ready for some deliciousness because this leftover sandwich just got real.

    You know all that soggy leftover stuffing? Yeah? Well, put that slop into a waffle press and get ready to make the best thing that’s ever been created. Add some muenster cheese, a...MORE little bit of crappy cranberry jelly, and a big ole heaping pile of mashed potatoes and grill it. 

  • 08 of 08
    Sesame Orange Tofu Steamed Buns with Opal Basil
    Sesame Orange Tofu Steamed Buns with Opal Basil. Grilled Cheese Social

    Crispy fried tofu nuggets are tossed in a sweet yet slightly spicy sesame orange sauce and then stuffed light and airy steamed buns.  This type of bao is vegetarian friendly and utterly delicious. And if you like things a bit spicier, then load up on the sriracha and get ready for a good time .


8 Amazing Ways to Use Jam or Jelly in Sandwiches