Maple Bread with Soft Cheese

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 8 servings as a dessert/cheese course
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1/2 cup maple syrup

3 tablespoons butter 


8 thin slices sourdough bread

Oil, for oiling plate

1 small disk washed-rind cheese, such as Camembert 


  1. Cook the maple bread in two batches: Heat a large, heavy skillet over medium heat and, when hot, add 1/4 cup of the maple syrup, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter and a pinch of salt. Add 4 slices of the bread and immediately flip to coat in the buttery maple syrup. Cook, flipping often with a butter knife, until the bread is lacquered with the syrup and takes on a toasted look and the bottom of the pan is coated with just a dry film, about 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer the maple bread to a lightly oiled plate to cool. (Repeat the process with the remaining pieces of bread.)
  3. Smear a chunk of soft cheese into the bread and serve immediately.
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