Southern Gentleman's Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Amy Freeze

By
@amyfreeze

During a grilled cheese date night battle, my husband wanted a grilled cheese with pulled pork, so I made it, but I added something special... cherry bourbon jam.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Griddle

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
My oh my, this is a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich. The smoked gouda cheese pairs nicely with the tangy pulled pork and sweet cherry bourbon jam. The cherry jam is divine. Sweet and smokey, I could have eaten it all with a spoon. Everyone will love this grown up grilled cheese!

Ingredients

12 oz
frozen dark sweet cherries
1/3 c
brown sugar
1/3 c
bourbon
1 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 c
pulled pork
16 slice
smoked gouda
1 c
chow-chow relish
8 slice
Italian bread

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a sauce pan, combine cherries, brown sugar, bourbon, and cornstarch. Cook on medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring frequently to break down cherries. Remove from heat and cool.
2
Place 2 slices of smoked gouda onto each slice of bread. Top the bottom layer with 2 TBSP cherry jam, pulled pork, and 2 TBSP chow chow. Place on sandwich top. Brush sandwich with melted butter. Grill at 325-350 degrees for 3-5 minutes. Flip and repeat. If bread is browning too quickly, reduce heat. Grill until cheese melts.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Southern