A Grilled Cheese Sandwich With Blackberries sits with a glass of juice behind it, ready to enjoy for lunch.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Blackberries

A delicious sandwich for special occasions or even just a nice evening in! Note: in order to reduce the fat content, you can toast the bread first and then bake this in the oven at 350 F. for about 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Course Main Course, Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Calories 704 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


Blackberry Filling

  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 8 oz. fresh blackberries


  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 8 oz. cheese (1 oz. slices)
US Customary - Metric


Blackberry Filling

  1. Wash your blackberries and pat dry.

  2. Place the blackberries, maple syrup and water into a small pot and bring to a boil.

  3. Mash the blackberries with a potato masher or fork.

  4. Turn down heat to a simmer and cook until almost all the liquid has cooked down. You should be left with something similar to a very chunky jam when it has cooled a bit.


  1. Using either oil or vegan butter, grease the outside area of your sandwich slices.

  2. Place one piece of bread, greased side down, in a skillet. 

  3. Place 4 slices of cheese on the break, breaking it up as needed to get it to fit properly.

  4. Place the second slice of bread over that and turn the heat to medium.

  5. Once everything is cooking nicely, turn the heat down to a medium-low and cover the skillet for about 3-5 minutes. Keep an eye on things so the bread doesn't burn.

  6. Flip sandwich as needed for cooking.

  7. Once the cheese has melted, transfer sandwich to a plate.

  8. When the bread is cool enough to handle with your fingers, remove the top slice of bread from the sandwich and spoon on the blackberry mixture. 

  9. Place the bread back on top and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data does not include fats used for cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Blackberries
Amount Per Serving (0.5 the recipe)
Calories 704 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 932mg41%
Potassium 484mg14%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1379IU28%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 935mg94%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.