Admittedly, this dish is a bit more labor-intensive than the grilled-cheese sandwiches of your youth, but the extra effort pays off with maximum flavor. The unusual sweet-tart chutney is also wonderful on toast or with roast pork.

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  • Prepare Spicy Plum Chutney.

  • Place spinach in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and microwave until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Transfer the spinach to a colander in the sink; press lightly with a spatula to extract any excess water.

  • Mix butter and oil in a small bowl. Place bread on a work surface and brush the top of each slice with the butter mixture. Turn the slices over and spread 2 teaspoons of the plum chutney on 2 slices of bread. Top the chutney with cheese. Layer the spinach over the cheese and top with the remaining 2 slices of bread, buttered side out.

  • Place the sandwiches in a dry, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, until golden on the first side, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the sandwiches over and continue cooking until the second side is golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve with the remaining chutney for dipping.


Make Ahead Tip: The chutney will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

317 calories; 13.3 g total fat; 5.8 g saturated fat; 28 mg cholesterol; 416 mg sodium. 404 mg potassium; 37.9 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g fiber; 14 g sugar; 13.6 g protein; 3321 IU vitamin a iu; 14 mg vitamin c; 85 mcg folate; 276 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 70 mg magnesium;

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Nice contrast of flavors colours and textures. Actually pretty quick also. Used 3 small plums 3 tsp. each honey & red wine vinegar. Sliced the manchego and used a bacon press to grill with some leftover chili-lime butter. Would like to try with other types of cheeses- white cheddar gorgonzola & gruyere all might be good. Read More