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Course: dessert, snack
Total time: under 15 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
Yield: Makes 4 sandwiches
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You'll love how quickly this elegant and rich dessert sandwich can be made. My faithful recipe tester Annette says it's kind of like a chocolate-hazelnut cheesecake, only much simpler to make. Usually, it's important to press grilled cheese sandwiches with a spatula to flatten them, but with this one, it's important not to press it, or the filling can squirt out.

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons Nutella or other hazelnut-chocolate spread
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 slices country white bread (¼ inch thick)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature

Directions

In a small bowl, stir the Nutella and cheese together.

To assemble: Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices on your work surface, buttered side down. Spread the cheese mixture evenly over the 4 slices so that it is about ¼ inch thick (if it's any thicker, the sandwich will be too gooey). Place the remaining 4 bread slices on top, buttered side up. Cut off the crusts (this helps pinch the bread together to create a tight seal).

Stovetop method: Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Put the sandwiches in the skillet (in batches if necessary), cover, and cook for 2 minutes or until the undersides are golden brown and the cheese has begun to soften. Uncover, and turn the sandwiches with a spatula. Cook for 1 minute or until the undersides are golden brown. Turn the sandwiches again, and cook for 30 seconds, or until the cheese is soft and creamy. Serve immediately.

Sandwich maker method: Because of the creaminess of the filling, a sandwich maker does not work for this sandwich.

Gas grill method: Brush a grill rack with oil and preheat the grill to medium. Follow directions for sandwich assembly. Put the sandwiches on the grill and follow directions for the stovetop method.

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Nutrients per serving

433kcal (22%)
142mg (14%)
0mg (0%)
131mcg RAE (4%)
200mg
38mg
10g
22g
3g
43g
28mg (9%)
393mg (16%)
19g (93%)
24g (37%)
4mg (20%)