Strawberry Patch

Created by:

Melanie Bauer — Shaker Heights, OH

Who said grilled cheese can’t have a sweet side? Layers of Hawaiian sweet bread, mascarpone cheese, fresh strawberries, and sweet jam melt perfectly in this dessert-style sandwich.


Place chocolate chips and whipping cream in microwave-safe bowl. Set aside. Butter 1 side of each bread slice. Spread mascarpone cheese on unbuttered side of 4 bread slices. Spread remaining 4 bread slices with strawberry-rhubarb preserves. Place sliced strawberries over mascarpone cheese covering surface. Close sandwiches, pressing cheese and preserve slices together, buttered-side-up. Heat griddle or large skillet over medium-low. Grill sandwiches until golden brown, flipping sandwiches as needed. Meanwhile, microwave the chocolate chips and cream 1 minute. Stir until combined. Serve alongside sandwich for dipping.


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 8 slices Hawaiian bread
  • 8 ounces (about 1 cup) Wisconsin Mascarpone cheese
  • 1 1/3 cup strawberry-rhubarb preserves
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
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