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Wednesday
Apr222009

Grilled Cheesecake: A Sweet Take on a Classic Sandwich

Grilled Cheesecake Sandwich
With all this talk about the Grilled Cheese Invitational and all of the recipes featured on Good Food lately, I've had grilled cheese on the brain.

Grilled cheese is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread. After all, it is sliced bread--with the added awesomeness of cheese and butter. Can it really get any better?
After being hit with what can only be described as a stroke of pure genius, I can definitively say yes. It can get better.
Say hello to the grilled cheesecake sandwich.

Grilled Cheesecake Sandwich
"Is this serious?" you may be asking yourself. 
Oh yes. Made out of slivered cheesecake layered between slices of buttered pound cake, this sandwich is serious all right--as serious as a heart attack. 
Here's how it's done.
Grilled Cheesecake

Buttering the Pound CakeCheesecake
  • 2 slices pound cake (any flavor you like), buttered on the outside
  • 1 small slice cheesecake, slivered

Assembling the Sandwich
1. Assemble the sandwich as follows: one slice pound cake (butter side down), as many slivers as you'd like of cheesecake (we included bits from the crust for added crunch), and the other slice of pound cake, buttered side up. 
Hitting the pan
2. Put in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
Flipping it!
3. After about a minute and a half, gently lift with a spatula to see if it is lightly browned on the bottom. If it is browned to your liking, go ahead and flip; if not, let it brown just a little longer.
Bubbly and buttery
4. Once browned to your liking, carefully flip the sandwich. Press down on the top with the spatula to make everything kind of meld. The second side will brown faster than the first one did, so keep a close eye on it.
5. Remove from heat, turn off the heat, slice in half (if you're into that), and enjoy.
Serving note: For those of you who simply can't eat a grilled cheese without soup, I think a bowl of slightly melty strawberry ice cream would complement it quite nicely.

 

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Reader Comments (68)

I'd serve this with a little bowl or mug of strawberry or rasberry sauce or something that can pose as tomato soup!

April 27 | Unregistered CommenterLily

wow! amazing!
i am hungry...

April 28 | Unregistered CommenterApril Kam

Brilliant! May I link to this post from my blog (http://apronstrings-east-west.blogspot.com/) and post your picture?
Marianne Calilhanna

I just gained 20 pounds reading this. Yum!!!

Simple but fabulous. Sounds absolutely delectable!!

Love the melty strawberry pseudo soup idea, too!!

I have to try this with the kids.
Thanks!

April 28 | Unregistered Commentersoapbox mom

I would have to top it with crumbled bacon!!!

THAT is sooo terribly wrong...YOu must send me one!!

That is actually the best sandwich in the world.
Im making one right now.

April 30 | Unregistered CommenterSatine Spark

I might have to break my diet for this... Wonderful idea!

April 30 | Unregistered CommenterRowan

Only on Cakespy! I should make a vegan version.

Okay so now you have to come over and make this... for my family too of course - gotta fatten em all up with mer!!

May 1 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Geez! I was sure grilled cheesecake would be something more 'saucy'!

May 4 | Unregistered CommenterMHR

heavy :)

May 11 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Currah

Thanks for the tip - it is one of the best. I've experimented from this recipe and found I like croissants better. After cutting them in half - butter and fry the insides so they get crisp - and putting the cheese cake in the middle. Thanks for the inspiration.

May 13 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I saw this on the Worely Gig & now you are my new food HERO! Yum yum, gotta try it. (Salivating)

I found this via a link on FriendFeed the other day. I just made it (literally eating it while I'm typing!) and it's delicious. Tastes a bit like French toast.

May 22 | Unregistered Commenterfaboo mama

Oh my. Just came across this recipe and I'm drooling! I wonder if the supermarket is still open...

July 8 | Unregistered CommenterAlli

what does silvered mean? ...as in cheesecake, silvered?

January 10 | Unregistered CommenterLynda
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