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I love grilled cheese sandwiches! They are easy to make and always delicious. Plus, my whole family loves them (try one on my gluten-free bread) because they are also easy to customize. With all of the fabulous cheese and filling ideas I’ve found, I even decided to start a Pinterest board just for grilled cheese recipes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches
Calories 943kcal
Author Jill Nystul


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 50 grams butter
  • 2 ounces fig spread
  • 1/4 pound brie cheese
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 50 grams baby arugula


  • Caramelize the onions. Thinly slice half of a red onion while the pan and olive oil heat up over medium heat. Toss the onions in the hot oil, and toss them around for a few minutes. Set aside.
  • Spread softened butter on one side of each slice of bread, and then spread about 1 tablespoon of fig jam on the other side of each slice.
  • Layer thin slices of brie, thinly sliced apples, caramelized onion, and a bit of arugula.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Place the sandwiches in a warm pan and cook until the buttered bread is perfectly golden!


Calories: 943kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 1209mg | Potassium: 501mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 12.5mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 5.5mg