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Summer Sugar Cream Pie Grilled Cheese


  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 tsp sugar, divided
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 dashes ground nutmeg, divided
  • 1 ½ tbsp mascarpone cheese
  • 1 ½ tbsp cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 slices (1/2-inch thick) French bread
  • Additional strawberries for garnish, optional


  1. Stir together butter, 1½ teaspoons sugar, cinnamon and dash nutmeg in a small bowl.
  2. Combine mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, 1½ teaspoons sugar, vanilla and dash nutmeg in a small bowl; beat until smooth.
  3. Sprinkle remaining 1 teaspoon sugar over strawberries; stir to coat.
  4. Heat skillet to medium.
  5. Spread butter mixture on 1 side of each bread slice.
  6. Turn bread over, butter side down.
  7. Divide cheese mixture equally between the 2 bread slices and spread evenly.
  8. Top 1 bread slice with strawberries, then the second bread slice, cheese side down.
  9. Transfer to skillet and grill 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  10. Flip sandwich and grill to brown other side.
  11. Remove from skillet; cut in half and serve immediately.
  12. Garnish with strawberries if desired. Makes 1 sandwich.
Recipe courtesy of American Dairy Association of Indiana.

Fun facts

  • With over 700 dairy farms in Indiana, milk goes from the farm to your fridge in about 48 hours – talk about fresh and local!
  • About 80% of what cows eat cannot be eaten by people - cows upcycle products like soybean hulls and discarded food from grocery stores into milk, keeping it out of landfills.
  • Milk is packed with 13 essential nutrients, like zinc and selenium to support a healthy immune system.
  • Pasteurization, or heating food to kill microorganisms, makes milk one of the safest foods available and helps extend it’s shelf life.

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