Award-winning Aurora Borealis Dessert Grilled Cheese

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This sandwich won 3rd place at the 10th Annual Grilled Cheese Invitational in Pasadena.
60 mins
prep
15 mins
cook
1hr
15mins
2
servings
Vegetarian
No / Low Cholesterol
Soy-free
Vegan
Ingredients
3 tbsp.
Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread
3 tbsp.
Mozzarella Style Shreds
1 pound
berries
1/4 cup
sugar
1/4 cup
orange juice
2 tbsp
dairy-free butter
2 slices
thick rustic sourdough bread
2 tbsp
maple syrup
1/2
peach, peeled and soaked in a combo of 50/50 brandy and simple syrup
Instructions
-Berry Reduction Sauce-
Mash berries with sugar and juice and let set for at least an hour.
Pour berry mixture into a small pot, place over low heat, and lightly simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until liquid has reduced by almost half.
Strain out large bits and seeds (optional) and refrigerate in a glass jar (keeps for about a week).
-The Sammich-
Melt one tbsp of butter and maple syrup in a nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat.
Drop one side of the bread into mixture and remove. Then add another tbsp of butter and syrup in the pan and place the dry side of the bread into the mixture.
Leave the bread on the heat and grill until the sugar has caramelized and is golden brown.
Flip the bread and immediately add the Mozzarella Style Shreds on ONE slice of the hot side of the open bread and smear the Cream Cheese Style Spread on the other slice of hot bread.
Slice the peach and stick onto the cream cheese.
Stick the two open sides of bread together and continue to grill, flipping once, until both sides are crispy and middle is hot.
Cut in half and drizzle with Berry Reduction.

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