Oh goodness...who doesn't love a great grilled cheese?! You could also substitute the raclette cheese with gruyere or Jarlsberg. Check out our dried cherries! 



Source: Three Many Cooks

Serves: 2


  • ¼ cup Dried Cherries (We used Traditional Dried Cherries)

  • 1 tablespoon brandy

  • 1½ tablespoons each: olive oil and melted butter (combined)

  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced thin

  • 4 slices good quality white bread

  • 4 ounces Raclette cheese, grated (scant 2 cups)


  1. Heat cherries and brandy in a small saucepan until cherries absorb the brandy. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, heat half the butter mixture in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions; sauté until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until caramel brown, 6 to 8 minutes longer. Turn into a bowl; set aside.

  3. Return the skillet to medium-low heat. Spread a portion of the remaining butter mixture over one side of each of the bread slices; set aside. Evenly sprinkle the remaining 2 slices with half the cheese and a portion of onions and Dried Cherries. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and top each with remaining bread slices, buttered side up.

  4. Place sandwiches, buttered-side-down in a warm pan. Spread remaining butter mixture on each bread top. Grill until golden brown on the bottom side, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn sandwiches and continue to grill until golden brown on the remaining side and cheese has melted, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Halve each sandwich and serve.


You can also use kirsh or Luxardo in place of the brandy. If you can’t find raclette cheese, substitute Gruyere or Swiss.

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