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Inspired by Margaret Eby's love of Zabar's in New York City, the combination of creamy, silky Taleggio and nutty aged Gruyère cheeses in these small but decadent sandwiches results in the perfect melt, with plenty of flavor. Pops of fresh salinty from lightly smashed capers stirred into sweet, jammy strawberries balance the richness. Use Tiptree Little Scarlet Strawberry Preserves for the ultimate version of this sandwich—it is made from tiny, sweet strawberries. You can find it at Zabar's or online at brandsofbritain.com.

May 2021


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10 mins


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  • Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium. Stir together preserves and capers in a small bowl, lightly smashing capers. Spread butter on one side of each bread slice, and place slices, buttered sides down, on a work surface. Top 2 bread slices evenly with Taleggio slices. Top remaining 2 bread slices with preserves mixture, and top evenly with grated Gruyère. Close sandwiches, buttered sides out, pressing to flatten. 

  • Cook sandwiches in hot skillet until bread is golden on the outside and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer sandwiches to plates; serve immediately.


Find Tiptree Little Scarlet Strawberry Preserves at Zabar’s or online at brandsofbritain.com.