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Apple Pie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Caramelized Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A while ago, when inspired the the idea of an apple pie with cheddar cheese, I created the caramelized apple and cheddar omelette which was an amazing combination of sweet and savoury. While I was enjoying it, I thought that grilled cheese sandwiches are also a good vehicle for the sweet and savoury combination and that I would have to try a caramelized apple grilled cheese sandwich. For all intents and purposes this is essentially an apple pie grilled cheese sandwich and how can you go wrong with sweet apples covered in warm melted ooey, gooey cheese? The caramelized apple grilled cheese sandwich turned out just as well as I had hoped, which is to say that it is addictively good and I have already made it more than a few times! The warm caramel coated apples with a hint of cinnamon go so well with the strong, melted cheddar cheese and the toasted crispy and buttery bread wraps it all up perfectly. Make sure to spoon any caramel sauce left in the pan after cooking the apple into the sandwich before closing it off and grilling it up.

Apple Pie Grilled Cheese Sandwich

(makes 1 sandwich)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 dash of cinnamon
1 apple (peeled, cored and sliced)
2 thick slices of good cheddar cheese
2 slices of good bread
1 tablespoon butter

Directions:
1. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan.
2. Add the sugar and cinnamon and cook until bubbly.
3. Add the apples and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
4. Assemble sandwich and grill until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.

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68 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

Looks like an awesome combo!

Sandi said...

that looks excellent Kevin. I will definitely want to try it....so many of your recipes I want to try....LOL!!!

Zoe Sotet Art Studio said...

Apple and cheese....

Are you Suuuuure...?

I have to say, that sound exceedingly gross...

I think this is the first time there's been anything on this site that didn't sound delicious.

Velva said...

Now, that is a grilled cheese sandwich-delicious!

Gloria said...

aa Kevin you always amazing me, this look georgeous and tasty! gloria

Lucia said...

OMG. That looks like the Grilled Cheese to end all Grilled Cheese. A sandwich to dream about.

Rachael said...

This looks absolutely SINFUL!!!

Rachael said...

Also, to commenter Zoe,
How have you never ever heard of apple+cheddar?
I mean it is one of THE BEST combos out there:
biscuits
omelets
frittatas
apparently grilled cheese...
Don't knock it 'til you try it :]!

Edana said...

I first had apple and cheddar in a crepe in the MIT dining hall. I've loved the combination ever since, but it never occurred to me to put apples into my grilled cheese. Thank you so much for the idea, I'll definitely be trying it out sometime!

Ginny said...

that looks divine...

Danielle said...

Oh Kevin! You do know the way to my heart!

Joanne said...

You did a few crazy things here. First you said caramelized. Then apple pie. Then grilled cheese. And then. I fell in love. This looks amazing!

Muneeba said...

I always knew this in my heart, but now I'm gonna say it out loud .. Kevin, u are the KING of grilled cheese sandwiches! Your combos are to die for!

bunkycooks said...

It's like a piece of apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese...but on a sandwich! I always loved that combo!

Carrie said...

That is a serious grilled cheese. Looks amazing!

Dani said...

ridiculously tempting!

Lauren said...

This sandwich looks INCREDIBLE! I will have to make this at some point this week :).

Kathy - Panini Happy said...

Brilliant inspiration - I'm definitely trying this soon (with all credit to you, of course!). BTW, I'm doing the Grilled Cheese Pageant again this year!

Treehouse Chef said...

Apples and Cheese are delicious together!

sunny said...

o lordy. i don't believe dieting is possible while reading your blog :P

Jessica Jo said...

I might have to make this for lunch today... I am so hungry! I just realized that I've been up for almost 3 hours and haven't really eaten anything yet!

teresa said...

i had something like this just recently at a restaurant. it was amazing, but yours looks like it might be a bit better!

apples and cheese are a classic combo!

Koko said...

Kevin this looks insane! That picture is drool-worthy. I can't wait to make this for my brother and his friends- theyll go crazy!!

Rambling Tart said...

My goodness, gracious! How decadent and melty and wonderful. :-) I think I may even take it up a notch with some bacon. :-) YUM!!!

Don't Bother Me...I'm Cooking!! said...

Good job!!! I saw it made Foodbuzz. :)

Ben said...

The combination of those flavors sounds interesting. I'll have to try it.

Kate @ Savour Fare said...

I love grilled cheese with a touch of sweet. I've added fresh apples but never caramelized -- thanks for the idea!

The Duo Dishes said...

The cheese and apple combination is one that will never get old!

MaryBeth said...

I have never had cheese and apples together but everyone says how fabulous it is and from the looks of your picture I think I would have to agree.

chasing lightning bugs said...

brilliant. i can't wait to try this.

The Food Hunter said...

WOW! this brings grilled cheese to an entirely new level!

screwdestiny said...

So, I like apples and cheese together. But cheese and caramel? I really don't know that I'm feeling that. So I'll just have to take your word that it was good.

Crepes of Wrath said...

YOU, SIR, ARE A UTTER AND TOTAL GENIUS.

scribbler said...

yum! what kind of bread did you use? looks delish - I love apples & cheese!

Melissa said...

@ screwdestiny - caramel and caremlized are not the same thing.

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

I love the combo of apples and cheese. This looks like an amazing sandwich... Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

Kevin - I made this sandwich today and it is PHENOMENAL! Caramelized apples + melted sharp cheddar just might be my new favorite sandwich ingredient combo :).

innBrooklyn said...

what a great idea: i love cheddar apple pie but I'd never have thought of combining them for a sandwich... i will definitely try that!

Megan said...

Wow! I went to Le Cordon Bleu and they never taught us the kind of things I'm learning from people like you! That sandwich looks amazing!! I absolutely love grilled cheese (I'm a kid at heart) but I never thought of trying it like that! I can't wait to see more of your recipes!!!

andrea said...

just made it for dinner. delicious, delicious. thanks so much for an amazing recipe. ;)

Amanda said...

Yum! Have you submitted this to the Grilled Cheese Academy yet? http://www.grilledcheeseacademy.com/submitrecipe

Beatrice said...

YUMMY...

Harrold said...

great combo. reminds me of when i used to put apple butter on my grilled ham and cheese sandwiches.

inthewabe said...

Yum! I haven ever heard of cheddar and apples before, but I couldn't resist trying this on your recommendation. Incredible! Thank you so much, Kevin!

TheLadyJessicaAnne said...

Hi Kevin!!!! This looks AMAZING! I am a HUGE fan of grilled cheese (one of my fav comfort foods). Love this take on it! What kind of bread did you use, and when you say good cheddar, is block cheddar ok, or deli-style?

Savannah, The Acts of Sweetness Ambassador said...

Hi Kevin! Just had to say that this recipe looks amazing! I've shared this post with our Redpath Sugar Facebook fans :) I know that people will eat it up! Check it out here: http://www.facebook.com/redpathsugar?ref=ts#!/redpathsugar?v=wall

Kevin said...

TheLadyJessicaAnne: I used an Italian loaf as the bread for thus sandwich. By a "good cheddar" I just mean one that you really enjoy. The focus of the grilled chess sandwich is the cheese so it is ok to indulge a bit. :)

coco said...

Can I just say...my friend and I made this about two months ago, and we CANNOT STOP TALKING ABOUT IT. We dream about it. We sing about it. We just love love love this sandwich. You are a genius. You have made me rethink New Englanders penchange for putting cheddar on apple pie. So, thanks.

Celina said...

This was the most amazing sandwich I have ever had!!!!! I will be making it for everyone. But mostly myself.

Danielle Combs said...

My family and I tried this one night last week and OMG, they were soooo good. Thanks! :)

Krasja said...

Absolutely delicious :) I made it just now!

Wataniya Boonma said...

woww apple and cheese..

Lisa | LLworldtour said...

Nice stuff Kevin! First I was looking at your Eggplant parm recipe which is the layered kind I love. And then I saw a picture for this! I will be making this for lunch tomorrow! I had a similar sammie in a restaurant recently and it was perfect! I'll be back!

Anonymous said...

I made this sandwich for dinner tonight and it was absolutely DELISH!!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful recipe!!! :)

Foo said...

I just made this for lunch, I didn't add any sugar and caramelized some sweet onion with the apples. OMG to die!

Selena said...

just tried this recipe!! i've never had the apple + cheddar combo but i decided to try it today since i was strapped for a lunchtime option and had a bunch of apples lying around. i added some caramelized onions to mine as well! ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS.

Kevin said...

Selena: Caramelized onions would be a great addition! Glad you enjoyed the sandwich!

Jocelyn said...

I made this tonight and it is TO.DIE.FOR. One whole apple was kind of a lot, but I just ate the extra apple slices after I cooked them, so yummy :).

Hope Fagant said...

This looks really good! Cooling down this weekend....a good "comfort " meal for Saturday :)

Farrier Frank said...

Stumbled on this site last night by accident, looking for another recipe from FOODILY. Found this caramelized apple, grilled cheese sandwich recipe and couldn't resist. Came home for lunch today, grabbed an apple off the tree, sliced some of my special cheddar and discovered my new favorite sandwich.... Wish I had seen the suggestions about caramelizing some onions with the apples beforehand. Oh well, guess I’ll have to make it again tomorrow.

Farrier Frank said...

Stumbled on this site last night by accident, looking for another recipe from FOODILY. Found this caramelized apple, grilled cheese sandwich recipe and couldn’t resist. Came home for lunch today, grabbed an apple off the tree, sliced some of my special cheddar and discovered my new favorite sandwich.... Wish I had seen the suggestions about caramelizing some onions with the apples beforehand. Oh well, guess I’ll have to make it again tomorrow.

cyrano1749 said...

Just made mine, eating it now and it it AMAZING Kevin. Another job well done, keep it up! :)

bearklinget said...

Kevin, just found your site this AM-shame on me. Have been sitting at this computer since 0830, it's now 1700 and time to feed my kittens. Thank you for an amazing time!

lis said...

this was amazing!!

A happy observer said...

This is my go-to sandwich. Soooo good, perfect flavor combo. I use a slice of American if I'm in a rush and don't have anything better in the fridge, but using a really nice sharp aged cheddar in this really takes it over the edge.

What Wich said...

Whoa! I would have never have thought of putting cheese in my apple pie. But what more of this?!?! I'll have to post this on my blog www.whatwich.com soon. This is really interesting!

Sandra Gustchen said...

New fan, just signed up for your recipe box but have been searching several recipes yet am unable to find the little blue "save recipe" button.

Help please!

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Kevin Lynch said...

Sandra Gustchen: On this recipe it's just below the recipe title and before the Ingredients. If you are not seeing it can you tell me what browser and device you are using so that I can test and see what's wrong. Thanks!

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