Simple Blueberry Grilled Cheese

Simple Blueberry Grilled Cheese

The gold standard of comfort foods gets a boost of blue in the Blueberry Grilled Cheese. Blueberry jam and fresh blueberries team up for a double dose of sweet-tart flavor, paired with shredded mozzarella for a melty, yummy treat. For a little extra oomph, try Monterey Jack or aged Cheddar. Just a simple meal with a sophisticated twist you’ll want to make over and over again!

Ingredients

Homemade Blueberry Jam

  • 6 1/2 cups fresh blueberries, coarsely chopped (about 5 pints)
  • 1 package granulated fruit pectin for lower-sugar recipes
  • 4 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided

Simple Blueberry Grilled Cheese

  • 1/4 cup Homemade Blueberry Jam
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

Preparation

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine blueberries and 1/2 cup water. In a small bowl, stir together pectin and 1/4 cup of the sugar; stir into blueberry mixture. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Add remaining sugar all at once; return to a rolling boil. Boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off any foam. Let stand for about 30 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

Simple Blueberry Grilled Cheese

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon jam over each of 4 slices of bread; top with fresh blueberries and sprinkle with mozzarella. Cap with remaining bread. Butter outside slices of bread.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook sandwiches in batches for 2 to 3 minutes per side or until bread is toasted and cheese melts.

Notes

  • Remaining jam can be covered and refrigerated for up to 1 week.