Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey Recipe

These are equally good for breakfast or dinner. Mixing honey with the goat cheese makes it easier to spread over the cinnamon-raisin bread.


  • 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


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. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches to pan. Place a cast-iron or heavy skillet on top of sandwiches; press gently to flatten. Cook 3 minutes on each side or until bread is lightly toasted (leave cast-iron skillet on sandwiches while they cook). Repeat with remaining sandwiches. Sprinkle with sugar.