Strawberry, Turkey and Brie Grilled Cheese~

Adapted from Southern Living via Cooking Healthy for Me

8 ounces brie, rind removed, and sliced into ½ inch thick slices

8 slices bread (I used ciabatta)

8 ounces sliced smoked turkey (I used 8 slices)

8 fresh basil leaves, rolled and sliced into thin slices (chiffonade)

½ cup sliced strawberries

2 tablespoons pepper jelly

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Whole or halved strawberries for garnish, optional


Layer 4 bread slices evenly with turkey, basil leaves, strawberries and brie.


Spread 1 ½ teaspoons pepper jelly on one side of each of the remaining 4 bread slices.  Place bread slices, face down on top of brie.  Brush sandwiches with melted butter.


Cook sandwiches, in batches in a preheated Panini press 2 to 3 minutes or till golden brown…or sauté in fry pan until golden brown.  Garnish, if desired.