Fontina, Apricot and Chocolate Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese sandwich is the perfect blend of sweet and savory.  

It is filled with thick slices of fontina cheese, rich chocolate spread and sweet apricot jam!

This sandwich is both sweet and savory with Fontina cheese, Hershey’s chocolate speed and apricot jam! www.lemonsforlulu.com

I was going to make a simple grilled cheese.  You know, bread, American cheese, and a little butter.  But then I remembered the fontina cheese in the fridge.  A fontina grilled cheese sounded rather gourmet.  Then I thought to myself, if I’m going for gourmet, I may as well go all out.

Creamy fontina cheese, Hershey’s chocolate spread and a little apricot jam makes up this sweet savory grilled cheese. www.lemonsforlulu.comI rummaged throughout the fridge until I stumbled upon the apricot jam.  The rest is history as they say.  I’ve made some amazing sandwiches in my day.  There was the Jalapeño Grilled Cheese and the Pimento Cheese Patty Melt, but this was going to be the sandwich to end all sandwiches!  The creamy fontina, sweet apricot jam and that bittersweet chocolate spread was going to make the best sandwich ever!

Fontina cheese, apricot jam and Hershey’s chocolate spread make the best grilled cheese! www.lemonsforlulu.com

I sang as I assembled the sandwich.  I actually made two sandwiches.  I suppose subconsciously I knew this was going to be so good that I would want to share it with somebody.  As soon as I saw the melted chocolate ooze down the sides and the jam swirled with the softened cheese peak out from the bread slices, I began to salivate.  As I took my first bite, all I could think was “damn, I am a genius.  THIS IS SO GOOD”.  That sentence repeated itself over and over again until all that was left was the crust.

Fontina cheese with apricot jam and Hershey’s chocolate grilled together between sourdough bread! www.lemonsforlulu.com

After finishing off both sandwiches, I was overcome with regret.  I had such an overwhelming feeling of regret that no one was here to validate how exceptionally delectable that sandwich was!  All I have besides my word to prove how enjoyable these sandwiches really were are these pictures.  I’m not sure they do this sandwich justice.  You will just have to trust me and try this it for yourself!

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Fontina, Apricot and Chocolate Grilled Cheese
 
Ingredients
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4-6 slices fontina cheese
  • 2 large tablespoons chocolate spread such as Hershey’s
  • 2 large tablespoons apricot jam
  • 4 teaspoon butter
Instructions
  1. Heat a skillet over medium low heat. Spread one teaspoon of butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place two slices of bread, buttered side down on hot skillet. Place cheese slices on each slice of bread. Dollop 1 tablespoon of apricot jam onto cheese. Spread chocolate spread on remaining slices of bread. Place bread, spread side down onto cheese slices. Butter tops of bread. Toast on each side until browned, about 3-4 minutes per side.

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31 Responses

    • Thank you Nancy! I thought is was pretty darn awesome!

  1. OMG Tanya, I actually snorted with laughter as I got to the end of your post. You filled with regret that no on was around to verify what a genius you are, lol! I believe in your genius! This looks ABSOLUTELY amazing! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Thank you Lisa! I totally need validation-#needyblogger!

  2. Oh. My. Word. I’m so inviting myself to lunch at your house if this is the type of food you just “whip up” on a whim, Tanya!

    • You are welcome any time!! You just bring that Guyere dip and we’ll be fine!

  3. Ummm, this looks absolutely amazing! You are killing me, Tanya! I’ll be thinking about the gooey melty cheese all night! Love the pics. Pinning :D

    • Thank you Nicole-I never pass up gooey melty cheese.

  4. This is definitely a grown up grilled cheese. When I make this I will be able to enjoy it without sharing. Love the flavor combinations.

  5. Yum yum yum! I love this sweet take on a grilled cheese. And that photo with all that oozing cheese… so enticing! I literally have a grilled cheese list saved… this is going on it for sure!

  6. Chocolate and apricot jam??!!! That’s a lot of sweetness! But with bread and fontina, hmmmm. I just so wish I could try it!!!

  7. That is outstanding! What a great looking sandwich!

  8. Well now, this is a sandwich I could fall in love with! You came up with a combination that I would never have been creative enough to think up! :)

  9. I can absolutely relate to the food regret- I get around it by giving my food away to my friends, whether they want it or not just so that I can share how good it was!

  10. I’m so intrigued by this combination! I’d probably inhale both of them too!

  11. OMG these look amazing!! I totally just pinned it so I would not forget where I saw them. Us girls over here LOVE grilled cheese. Cannot wait to try this (although we might use Nutella instead of chocolate spread)! Thank you so much.

  12. Perfect!! I’ve been on the hunt for recipes for my new griller/panini maker all day. This looks like a winner ;)

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  17. Your taste buds must be so screwed up and I bet you weigh over 200#’s as well.

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