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Grilled cheese is one of the most satisfying comfort foods. But sometimes, you crave something a bit more sophisticated than American cheese and Wonder bread. Here's a fresh idea.

How to Make a Fancy Grilled Cheese:

Step 1: Heat a skillet over medium heat.

Step 2: Butter one slice of thick-cut sourdough bread and place in the pan.

Step 3: Spread on fig jam and build with sharp cheddar, ham and one more layer of cheddar.

Step 4: Top with a second slice of buttered bread.

Step 5: Squish the sandwich with the bottom end of a smaller pan. (The secret to crispiness!)

Step 6: Flip and squish again.

Mmm, melty perfection.

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