The Bianca Dessert Grilled Cheese

This sweet dessert grilled cheese is the perfect way to end a meal…

Dulce de Leche and Mascarpone Grilled Cheese by Nutmeg Nanny

Is this really a grilled cheese? I guess so. It sorta reminds me of french toast too. In fact as I just typed that I realized as a french toast this would be awesome. I’m going to try that next time :) Now because this sandwich is made of mascarpone, dulce de leche and raspberry preserves it definitely falls into the dessert category. Well it might fall in the sweet breakfast category too :) Wanna know how it taste….awesome! It’s sweet but the mascarpone cuts the sweetness and creates a perfect balance. The recipe called for a cinnamon raisin bread which I used but the bread I bought also had pecans. The nuts added a nice crunch which I thought really rounded out the dessert. Enjoy!!!

The Bianca Dessert Grilled Cheese by Nutmeg Nanny


The Bianca Dessert Grilled Cheese

Yield: 4 sandwiches

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1 can dulce de leche
8 ounces Mascarpone cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
8 slices cinnamon raisin bread
4 tablespoons raspberry preserves
Whipped cream for garnish - optional


Warm dulche de leche so it becomes spreadable.

Mix mascarpone with vanilla and stir to lighten cheese so it becomes spreadable.

Heat skillet over medium heat. Butter bread slices on one side; place in pan, butter-side down, and grill until golden brown and crisp. Remove from pan and spread 4 slices (unbuttered side) with 1 tablespoon raspberry preserves, 2 tablespoons mascarpone and 1 tablespoon dulce de leche. Top with one piece of toasted bread, buttered and grilled side up. If desired top with more dulce de leche, whipped cream and fresh raspberries.

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36 Responses to “The Bianca Dessert Grilled Cheese”

  1. #
    Heavenly Housewife — April 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Wow, isn’t that a thing of extreme beauty!!!! I am dying.
    *kisses* HH

  2. #
    jenn — April 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Ummm…*droooool* bookmarked!!!!! I’m literally sitting here with my mouth wide open. I’m tempted to eat my computer screen right now.

  3. #
    5 Star Foodie — April 29, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    oh, my goodness, that looks quite heavenly indeed! What a fabulous sweet makeover of grilled cheese!

  4. #
    Blond Duck — April 29, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    I. LOVE. IT.

  5. #
    Dorothy — April 29, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Hoh. Lee. Smokes. That looks amazing! Dulce de leche, mascarpone, AND raisin bread? I’m in heaven!

  6. #
    Jen_from_NJ — April 29, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    That looks so decadent and delicious!

  7. #
    grace — April 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    oh my. i’m gonna go ahead and say that this is the most appealing grilled cheese ever. cinnamon bread, raspberry preserves, AND dulce de leche? be still my heart!

  8. #
    Sue — April 30, 2010 at 12:17 am

    WOW! Very rich and very yummy! Reminds me of one of my favorites…grilled Nutella sandwich:)

  9. #
    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — April 30, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Oh my! This looks incredible… I’m contemplating making this for breakfast!!

  10. #
    Mimi — April 30, 2010 at 9:56 am


  11. #
    Joanne — April 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Why hello huge bite of heaven! Pleased to meet you.

    Seriously this looks mouth-wateringly amazing. I might have to have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and many midday snacks.

  12. #
    A Bowl Of Mush — April 30, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Oooh I love this idea! Fantastic!

    Soooo yum!

  13. #
    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — May 1, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    I like the sound of a dessert grilled cheese!

  14. #
    Reeni — May 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

    This looks positively sinful! It has two of my very favorites to tempt me – mascarpone and dulce de leche. It would make quite the decadent breakfast!

  15. #
    Wizzythestick — May 2, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Dessert for breakfast is always a good deal:-)

  16. #
    Paul — May 3, 2010 at 12:45 am

    Was this entered at the invitational? It should have been!

  17. #
    Blond Duck — May 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I hope you had a good weekend!

  18. #
    Heavenly Housewife — May 4, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Woo hoo! That is one sexed up grilled cheese daaaaaahling, looks awesome!!!!!!!!
    *kisses* HH

  19. #
    Debbie — May 5, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Oh wow…this will be my next grilled cheese!

  20. #
    The Food Hunter — May 5, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    I think I died and went to heaven with this one.

  21. #
    Amanda — May 12, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I love your version of The Bianca! Did you post it to The Grilled Cheese Academy’s gallery yet?

  22. #
    Marcy Ashby — February 5, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    Wow look so delicious….I Wonder if it taste like a cinnamon roll?


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