Warm summer temperatures usually means smaller and lighter meals. Salads and sandwiches are often found at the dinner table. So this month’s Creative Cooking Crew really hit the spot with June’s challenge: make a triple decker sandwich with at least 3 ingredients starting with the same letter of the alphabet. This was music to my ears so I composed a symphony in B’s: a Brie, Blueberry and Bacon Triple Decker Sandwich.
Wait a minute! Where did the ‘light’ sandwich go? Oh well too bad. I had a vision of a grill cheese right off the bat and brie was the first cheese that came to mind. And wanting to add a summer element I went with a berry. I have made this sauce before which is cooked down with a bit of vinegar, making it a perfect sweet-savory condiment. And bacon, well bacon just makes everything better!
A quick note on a debate that came up during the month: how many slices of bread is there in a triple decker? The answer is 4 with 3 layers of filling. This bread is called a Paillasse de Lodève. The look is ultra rustic and dense but the meat of the bread is actually quite moist, light and airy. Lodève is a commune in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in southern France.
The result: a sweet and salty, gooey, melt in your mouth sandwich. Open wide!
Brie Blueberry & Bacon Triple Decker Sandwich
- 4 thin slices of country bread
- 4 brie slices
- 4 bacon strips cooked
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat a small frying pan on med-low. Add blueberries, vinegar and water. Lightly cook down to a sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Heat a large frying pan on medium. Butter 1 side of 2 of the slices of bread. Place brie on non-buttered side. Fry the bead until cheese is melted and bread is golden. Remove from heat.
- Place 1 brie slice on a plate and top with 2 bacon strips. Top with a bread slice. Spoon blueberry sauce evenly. Top with a bread slice and top with 2 bacon strips. Finally top with 2nd brie slice. Cut in half.
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The first word that came out of my mouth was wow! You had my mouth watering for this!
Now this really made me say WOW! great pics and a wonderful combination..Bravo!
From that gorgeous bread to those ingredients, this is my favorite sandwich for this round. Hey you could have added bacon too. LOL. A wonderful combo that everyone would love. Even for breakfast!
Oh gosh! This looks so naughty, but so delicious! Move over BLT, it’s a BBB!
This sandwich proves that “anything” is better with bacon. I would have thought the blueberry and brie sandwich would have been delicious on its own, but then you went and added bacon. That took it over the top to an ultimate sandwich!
*dies* I want this so bad!
I’ve tried the combination of brie and blueberry, but it didn’t have bacon. WOW this sandwich looks sooooooo delicious! I gotta try this one! Sweetness and saltiness – the balance must be excellent! YUMMMMMY!
Oh, my. This is the BEST grilled cheese I’ve seen in eons! You rocked this challenge, my friend!
It’s amazing how constraints can be the fuel of creativity. Blue berries and bacon are in love with each other.
Amazing! This is by the far the best combo in a sandwich I have come across. Looks equally gorgeous. I am making this soon!
Love the combination, I have to try this. Thanks for a delightful inspiration.
And what about that French bread…?
Gosh…this is the perfectest sandwich I have ever seen! The bread itself looks divine too.
I was immediately smitten with the bread so glad that you gave some information about. Fillings are perfecttly paired.
Eva that looks amazingly good! I have a real thing for sandwiches, especially toasted ones in winter (which is what we’re experiencing now) 😮 I am craving one right now!!
Dear CEE, please send an emergency supply of the BBB grilled sandwich to my home. 🙂
Holy smokes! This looks amaaaaazing 🙂 Wow 🙂 Axel is going to freak 🙂
what time can i come over ?
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Oh my Goodness that looks absolutely gorgeous. My mouth is watering here and I am going to go check out your club. Can anyone join??
Holy Bacon Batman… If I have a last meal, this would be in the menu.