Although I was really enjoying slices of the cinnamon swirl bread done up like cinnamon buns with cream cheese frosting for breakfasts this week, I could not help but think about using some of the bread for something else. Naturally I thought about using it to make a sandwich and of course the first sandwich that came to mind was one of my favourite types of sandwiches, the grilled cheese sandwich. While I was thinking about how to do a grilled cheese sandwich with bread with a sweet swirl of cinnamon in it I kept thinking about apple pie for some reason. Apple and cheddar are a great flavour combination that I use rather frequently and I figured that a cinnamon swirl grilled cheese sandwich would be just about perfect!
I could have gone two ways with this apple and cinnamon grilled cheese sandwich, I could have gone with straight apple slices or I could have caramelized them first and this time I decided to go with just the slices of apples so that I would be able to enjoy their fresh, juicy crispness. The apple cinnamon swirl grilled cheese sandwich turned out really well! The apple and cheddar combination was once again a winner and the crisp, buttery bread with hints of sweet cinnamon worked really well with it! Now I am torn between cinnamon swirl bread 'buns' and grilled cheese sandwiches for the rest of the loaf!
Apple Cinnamon Swirl Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Sweet and savoury combine to create something magical in this apple and cheddar grilled cheese sandwich in a cinnamon swirl bread that reminds me of apple pie with cheddar cheese.
- 2 slices cinnamon swirl bread
- 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
- 2 slices cheddar cheese
- 1/4 apple, cored and thinly sliced
- Assemble the sandwich and grill at just below medium heat until the bread is golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.