Blackberry Basil Smash

July 31, 2019

Blackberry Basil Smash

blackberry basil smash

Image courtesy of How Sweet Eats


When your traditional grilled cheese won't cut it.

Makes 2 sandwiches


4 slices 7 grain bread

4 slices fontina or gouda cheese

2 heavy tbsp. Blackberry Mulled Merlot Jam (or Blueberry Lemon Basil Jam)

1/2 pint blackberries, smashed

Handful fresh basil


1. Heat oven to 375°.

2. Build both sandwiches, alternating between layers of cheese, jam and smashed berries.

3. Toast sandwiches in oven for 10-12 min. or until bread is golden brown and cheese is nice and melty. 

4. Remove sandwiches from oven. Gently lift top piece of bread and, using a fork, smush in pieces of fresh basil. 

5. Cut in half and serve!



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