Apple Pie Grilled Cheese - Weekend at the Cottage

Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Prepare butter: Stir butter, sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Prepare filling: Place apple into a small bowl. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add the lemon juice and toss. Let sit for 15 minutes. Add the cheese and stir to combine.
  3. Preheat griddle, sandwich maker or skillet to medium-high heat, about 350°F.
  4. Butter one side of each of the slices of bread. Invert two of the slices and divide the filling between the two slices, spreading it out evenly. Place the other two slices onto the filling, buttered side up.
  5. Place the sandwiches onto griddle, sandwich maker or skillet and cook until golden brown. Carefully flip the sandwiches over to grill the other side.
  6. Remove from heat and cut into halves or quarters. Serve as is or dust with icing sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.
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Grated apple and cheddar tossed with sugar and spices, sandwiched between two pieces of bread and grilled…

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    30 MIN
  • 2 SERVINGS
Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

When two favourite recipes collide, APPLE PIE GRILLED CHEESE is the result!

This APPLE PIE GRILLED CHEESE was added onto our content calendar almost as an afterthought. Carol and I were brainstorming ideas for our upcoming Easy 1-Minute videos, and I tossed out some grilled cheese ideas. We both agreed it would be perfect and I promised her I’d make something both fun and easy.

Then two things happened: I made these BUTTERMILK BISCUITS and ended up with leftover sharp cheddar cheese, plus some of my favourite varieties of apples started appearing at my local farm stand. You get the picture – apples with cheddar cheese is such a perfect combination – next thing you know I was firing up the griddle, all ready to make APPLE PIE GRILLED CHEESE!

Here are a few things to consider:

Ingredients for Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

SIMPLE STUFF

There is nothing complicated about this recipe, and there’s a real beauty in its simplicity. You probably already have all of the ingredients on hand, but if not, scoot out to your local supermarket and make sure to buy extra. While testing the recipe, we couldn’t keep up – they disappeared soon after coming off the grill. So good!

Cinnamon sugar butter ready to be spread onto the bread

BUTTER UP

Something magical happens when buttered bread hits a hot skillet or griddle, right? Nothing like the golden colour and fabulous crunch that comes with grilled cheese. Yet, we pushed that buttery envelope a bit further by creating a cinnamon-sugar butter that’s both aromatic and slightly sweet. You can use this same butter mixture to make cinnamon toast, too!

Peel and grate the apples for the recipe

APPLE JOY!

Although I used Honeycrisp apples for this story, others work too. For best results, use apples that perform well when baked, like Cortland, Jonagold, Golden Delicious and McIntosh. Head HERE to visit the Ontario Apple Growers website. These knowledgeable friends know a thing or two (thousand) about this beloved fruit.

CHEESE FILLING

Grated cheese and apple tossed together as the sandwich filling

This recipe needs a cheese with big flavour, like sharp cheddar. Using cheddar in the recipe makes perfect sense since cheddar pairs so well with apple to create that apple pie profile. We grated the cheddar before mixing it with the grated apple so that it would melt as the sandwich warmed. The finished sammie is quite fabulous!

The grilled cheese made on a panini maker

ENJOY!

Here’s the deal on how to enjoy our APPLE PIE GRILLED CHEESE. Yes, the simplest way is to cut the grilled cheese in four and enjoy it as is. Serve it this way for lunch, perhaps alongside a bowl of our TOMATO or LEFTOVER TURKEY SOUP. Ketchup also makes for a nice condiment.

Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

We then thought to serve it as an afternoon snack sort of thing when you make mugs of our homemade SPICED CHAI LATTE, but dust the top of the grilled cheese with icing sugar – so special!

Apple Pie Grilled Cheese served for dessert

Lastly, because it’s just so darn irresistible, how about serving it for dessert? This idea has been tested and was well received indeed; make APPLE PIE GRILLED CHEESE, dust it with icing sugar and serve it with homemade VANILLA ICE CREAM. Yup, now we’re talking!

Taking comfort food to a whole new level, APPLE PIE GRILLED CHEESE is our new favourite!

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Apple Pie Grilled Cheese

Ingredients

  • For two sandwiches:
  • 4 slices bread
  • For the butter:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • For the filling:
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • a pinch kosher salt
  • a pinch nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • For garnish:
  • Icing sugar
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

  1. Prepare butter: Stir butter, sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Prepare filling: Place apple into a small bowl. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add the lemon juice and toss. Let sit for 15 minutes. Add the cheese and stir to combine.
  3. Preheat griddle, sandwich maker or skillet to medium-high heat, about 350°F.
  4. Butter one side of each of the slices of bread. Invert two of the slices and divide the filling between the two slices, spreading it out evenly. Place the other two slices onto the filling, buttered side up.
  5. Place the sandwiches onto griddle, sandwich maker or skillet and cook until golden brown. Carefully flip the sandwiches over to grill the other side.
  6. Remove from heat and cut into halves or quarters. Serve as is or dust with icing sugar and serve with vanilla ice cream.

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