Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

These breakfast sandwiches are quick and easy to create and can be made ahead of time.  You can save calories and reduce the sweetness by using wheat bread, less honey and eliminate the powdered sugar.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 2 tablespoons fig preserves
  • 2 teaspoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon powdered sugar

Procedures

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring until well blended. Spread 1 tablespoon goat cheese mixture on each of 4 bread slices; top each slice with 1 1/2 teaspoons preserves and 1/2 teaspoon basil. Top with remaining bread slices. Lightly coat outside of bread with cooking spray.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or other heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly toasted (leave pan on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Sprinkle evenly with sugar.

    Source:  Cooking Light The Complete Cook, by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough