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Straight on view of a Prosciutto Grilled Cheese with Figs and taleggio sliced in half and stack on top of itself on a wood cutting board.

Prosciutto Grilled Cheese with Figs


  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This Prosciutto Grilled Cheese is made using a special technique to ensure ooey gooey cheese and perfectly crisp, toasted bread. The taleggio cheese and figs make a wonderful pairing, but I also have suggestions for alternative fillings!


Ingredients

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  • 4 slices sourdough bread, or bread of choice
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature
  • 4 ounces taleggio cheese or alternative (listed below)
  • 2 to 3 ounces prosciutto crudo, thinly sliced
  • 3 fresh figs, top trimmed, sliced in half (peel, if desired) OR fig or apricot jam

Instructions

  1. Prep the ingredients: Soften butter on counter or in microwave. Slice the bread and figs. Take out remaining ingredients.
  2. Toast bread: Heat a large pan over medium heat. Spread 1 tablespoon of softened butter on one side of each of the 4 slices of bread. Place bread in pan, buttered side down. Toast for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to low.
  3. Add fillings: Divide cheese between the four slices of bread. Spread evenly. Divide prosciutto between 2 slices of bread. Divide sliced figs between remaining two slices of bread. Cover with a lid and allow cheese to melt for 1-2 minutes or until soft and gooey.
  4. Enjoy: Join top and bottom halves of the grilled cheese sandwiches. Slice in half, if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Pair this with my butternut squash soup or kale and apple salad.
  • If taleggio isn’t available, swap it out for brie, fontina or mozzarella. Just keep in mind, fontina and mozzarella need a bit more cook time to melt. Add these cheeses to the sandwich halves right away, before the bread browns.
  • To save time, don’t worry about bringing the butter to room temperature on the counter. Simply soften it in the microwave on power 2 or 3 in 5-10 second intervals.
  • This recipe can easily be scale up or down.
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American, Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 630
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Sodium: 1060mg
  • Fat: 41g
  • Saturated Fat: 25g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 16g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 130mg

Keywords: prosciutto grilled cheese, taleggio grilled cheese, prosciutto and figs, grilled cheese