Peach Jalapeño Grilled Cheese

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Some nights call for comfort food, and nothing says comfort like grilled cheese.

I grew up eating the kind with American cheese, but nowadays, I like to try new combos. This peach/arugula/jalapeño/goat cheese version is at the top of my list.

I had the idea for the sandwich a few weeks ago when I was browsing the jam section at the grocery store. I saw a peach jalapeño variety, and immediately I knew that it belonged on a grilled cheese sandwich.

I almost chose mozzarella for the cheese, but I’m so happy that I didn’t. Goat cheese and this peach jalapeño jam are like Bert and Ernie, croissants and chocolate, Jackie O and JFK, and other famous couples throughout history: they’re made for each other.

The jam is slightly sweet and spicy, the arugula adds a little tang, the peaches are slightly caramelized and the cheese is creamy and soft. I’m tearing up a little just writing about it.

ANYWAY. Make this sandwich immediately. It takes almost no time, and the reward will far exceed any effort you put in.

Here’s a song to get you started.

Peach Jalapeño Grilled Cheese (from me, to you) 


2 slices of bread (I used multigrain)
goat cheese
peach jalapeño preserves
a handful of arugula
1 peach, sliced thin
olive oil for the pan


Heat a little olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.

Meanwhile, assemble the sandwich. I have a very methodical way when it comes to sandwiches: I always put the cheese on first. Then I added preserves to each slice. Layer the peaches and arugula on one slice, and then top it with the other slice with cheese and preserves. Smush it down a little (for lack of a better word).

Carefully place the sandwich in the skillet and press down on the top with a spatula. Don’t press too hard; you don’t want the toppings to spill out.

Toast both sides of the sandwich until golden brown, flipping once. Enjoy while hot.

About Emily Wasserman

Bonjour! My name is Emily and I'm a writer based in St. Louis. I'm also a home baker with a small business, Amélie Bakery. I'm a self-proclaimed francophile and love French pastries and baking.
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