Oh yes friends. Today’s special? Goat cheese. with roasted cherries. and honey. GRILLED TO GOOEY PERFECTION.
Holy sweet baby. I’m like salivating at the screen. And you know what? I’M EATING THIS. RIGHT NOW. And I’m still drooling. Is that normal?
If you ever need a way to use up cherries (which why would you, they are so darn delicious) roast them.
Pour those bad boys into a greased baking pan, sprinkle with sugar and roast them until they are oozing with luscious cherry juices.
Then, once the gooey cherries have cooled, you put them on top of a generous heaping of this stuff.
Then top the cherry, goat cheese masterpiece with honey and bread and ta-da! You’re done.
This isn’t the most low-fat sandwich I’ve ever made, but before you write it off, hear me out mmk? Goat cheese has about 20 fewer calories per ounce than cows milk cheese. Plus, goat cheese is high in vitamin A (47% higher than in cow’s milk cheese) and has 25% more vitamin B-6 than cows milk too. OH. That’s not all. It’s also really high in potassium, which, as you know, helps prevent high blood pressure.
So in retrospect, this sandwich is actually full of disease fighting vitamins and antioxidants! OH! And each sandwich has 16 grams of protein. That is one lunch or dinner that will certainly keep you full until your next meal. *High kick!* Now go make it! For your health. Of course.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour cherries into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar and a dash of salt. Roast for about 10 minutes. Using a spatula, carefully move the cherries and sugar around (to prevent burning) and roast another 8 minutes longer. Remove from oven and let cool. Once cooled slightly, slice cherries in half.
Meanwhile, spread butter onto each side of the bread. Then, carefully slather 2 ounces of goat cheese onto the un-buttered side of the bread. Top the goat cheese with about 1/4 – 1/3 cup cherry slices (as many as you’d like, really). Drizzle the cherry slices with honey and place the second piece of bread over it.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium high heat. Place the sandwiches down, butter side down. Cook until golden brown on each side and cheese is melted and gooey, about 3 – 4 minutes on each side.
Remove from heat, drizzle with additional honey and enjoy!