Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Cinnamon, Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese with Jalapeño Jelly

This has  to be one of the most decadent Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, ever! Well, maybe in Texas? I love Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and this combination is very Texas Gourmet.
This is made with Trader Joe's amazing Cinnamon Swirl Bread. (Pepperidge Farm makes a good one too.) I love the combinations of flavors in this sandwich. I can't take credit for this recipe, I adapted it from Food52.

Cinnamon, Raisin Bread Grilled Cheese with Jalapeño Jelly

This recipe is for one sandwich.

2 slices of Trader Joe's Cinnamon Swirl Bread
1 TBS Butter, softened
1/2 C grated Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Pickled Jalapeño Slices
2 TBS Jalapeño Jelly. I make my own!  (homemade recipe included at the end of this)

Heat a skillet or griddle.

Spread the Butter on both sides of each slice of Bread.
Grill them Buttered side down for 2 minutes.
Flip and grill the other side.
Put Cheese and a few Jalapeño slices on one side and Jelly on the other.
When the Cheese melts, flip them together,
Cut on the diagonal to serve.

Serve with a Dill Pickle, Tortilla Chips and Salsa.

Peace in the Kitchen!

Homemade Jalapeno Jelly

2 C  finely minced Jalapeño Peppers. (I start with 1 pound)
1 1/2 C Apple Cider Vinegar
6 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
6 oz. of Liquid Pectin
6 - 8 drops of Green Food Coloring

In a non aluminum saucepan on high heat:
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and gentle boil for 5 - 7 minutes.
Remove from heat and skim off the foam.
Stir in Food Coloring and Pectin.
Pour into Sterilized Jars. (I use small canning jars because I give them for Christmas gifts)
Seal immediately.
As they sit, you'll hear the lids pop when they are sealed completely.

This is the beginning step.

This is beginning to boil.

Canning the Jelly.

Love the color!
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