Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Heyward is a sophisticated neighborhood eatery that puts an innovative spin on classic southern fare. Named after South Carolina poet DuBose Heyward, the restaurant serves “New Southern” cuisine inspired by the classic regional cooking of Charleston and Savannah. Co-owner Che Stepanovich shared their most popular brunch dish for your weekend morning pleasure. Beware: it’s a lot of pleasure.

“We were all on the same page on this one for sure. Brunch has to be one of the most celebrated meals of the week — usually with good friends, usually after a late night,” says Stepanovich. “We wanted a dish that was a bit of a beast to bring all that together so we went back to some of our favorite childhood breakfasts and then just made a way for them to work together. The way you would if you were a kid again. A French toast, ham, egg and cheese sandwich with jam and syrup. Makes perfect sense to us! It’s easily become the most popular dish on the menu.”

You can use any sort of medium-sweet jam or compote out of a jar. You just don’t want something too sugary to keep the flavor balance.