Day two of my Grilled Cheese Week is all about breakfast! Woo! I am a HUGE fan of breakfast, and I love sweet breakfast the most. French Toast, Waffles, Pancakes, you name it! I love it all. I knew that I wanted to do a sweet grilled cheese amongst all the savory ones this week, because sweet grilled cheese sounds amazing! So I came up with a Strawberry Grilled Cream Cheese Sandwich! Plus it’s sort of just fun and different, and could be used as a fun dessert as well. I like switching it up when it comes to food and recipes – if you haven’t noticed.
So I thought about sweet cheeses – there aren’t that many really – marscapone and cream cheese came to mind. For the sake of keeping this easy and affordable I went with cream cheese – and I used a sweet honey and pecan flavored one, but regular cream cheese would work as well.
For bread I used a sliced butter loaf cake that I had on hand – waste not! But any sliced load cake or pound cake works as well. It’s all about using what you can get and find and making it work. I think you could probably also get away with white bread if you wanted something lighter, and less dessert like, but this is a FOOD BLOG so I won’t go that route for the sake of deliciosity.
That’s a word I just made up.
For real, though. Breakfast grilled cheese is gonna be a thing. You can really play with this, and add all kinds of fruit and different cream cheeses to create all sorts of fun flavors.
- 4 slices of loaf cake
- 4 tbsp cream cheese (in a complimentary flavor, like honey, or fruit flavors)
- ½ cup of fruit, sliced into small pieces
- Spread butter on one side of each slice of loaf cake.
- Spread cream cheese on the other side of the loaf cake.
- Place sliced fruit into the middle and sandwich together.
- Toast on a pan, over medium heat until golden brown. Flip over and repeat.
- Serve with whipped cream and additional fruit.
This recipe is seriously SO EASY! Here are a few tips to help you out!
If you use premade, or store bought loaf cake, a day or two old is better and holds up well when heating and flipping in the pan. Fresh is slightly too fluffy. If you don’t have day old cake, leave your slices out in the open air about 1-2 hours before making this – it will help dry it out. Fresh fruit works better, as it’s more firm and holds up better in the sandwich. Serve with a side of whipped cream helps with the richness and makes the dish a bit lighter and airy.