3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
4 sliced crisp cooked bacon
12 thin slices of brie cheese (I usually buy a whole wheel of Brie and use about 1/3 for the two sandwiches)
fresh cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
smoked (or regular coarse) sea salt
Place a griddle pan over medium heat.
Spread one side of each of the four slices of bread with butter.
Flip butter side down on a cutting board. On two slices of bread, place three thin Brie wedges. Top with two slices of bacon each. Top with three more slices of Brie each. Sprinkle generously with black pepper.
Top with remaining two slices of bread.
Grill on the griddle pan until the brie is melted and the bread is golden brown. Flip and repeat on the other side.
Remove the sandwiches from the pan and drizzle with maple syrup and sprinkle with salt. Slice in half and enjoy warm.