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.
French toast! French toast with sauteed apples and cinnamon maple syrup! Yum!
Are you kidding me with this?! I want this delightful looking sandwich right now! Thanks so much for sharing!
Great blog, glad I stumbled upon it 🙂
I love apples and cinnimon, I love green apples and cheddar… but for some reason I'm not sure I could handle this sandwich. Maybe I'm wrong though, the pictures are pretty!
I love all these flavors, I bet they would be delicious all together, great job!
Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan says
nice! THis is the most awesome sandwich
My favorite is cheddar, green apple slices, and bacon on whole wheat bread. I'll have to incorporate the cinnamon bread sometime!
It looks fantastic!
愛 - ちゃん says
Oh my! It looks very appetizing and simple too. Great combination!
Salty and sweet all grilled together! That sounds spectacular!
I have no idea how you get those recipe ideas… but, wow! They are _really_ good.
cheese and apple! a perfect combination
This is an unsual combination, isn't it? that's why I love it…
I'd make the bread recipe just for this sandwich! Yum!
YOu definitely chose the PERFECT combination for this bread! Also…maybe some brie and fig spread would be good too?
absolutely yummy 🙂
thanks for sharing
This looks insanely good. I may have to make a second attempt at bread baking just so I can make this sandwich!
[email protected] says
Delicious! I love apples and grilled cheese, but I never thought it use cinnamon swirl bread with it. It looks wonderful.
Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living says
I should not have read this post before lunch… suddenly my yogurt and fruit isn't looking so great next to this amazing sandwich!
We Are Not Martha says
Best flavor combination EVER!!! And so appropriate as today is the first day of National Grilled Cheese Month!! 🙂
Divine and your photos just keep getting better and better. Keep up the good work Kevin.
Perfect! : )
[email protected]'s Meats says
What a great idea. I love the taste of apples and cheese together.
I can just imagine the taste of this and I'm craving it. Pure genius 🙂
Chiara "Kika" Assi says
That might be the best looking sandwich ever!!! I bet it also tastes great… yum!
Keurig Mini says
My family love grilled cheese sandwiches, and I always have too many apples on my apple tree in my gorchard, so this will come in handy as how to solve 2 problems at the same time!
This is so great, glad to have stumbled on your blog. now itching to make cinnamon bread and rather tempted to add pork to it for lunch.
Little story. My parents live on grilled cheese. One night as a poor newlywed my husband and I headed to their house to bum some dinner. We knew that the least we would get was grilled cheese and we laughed about it on the way. When we got there they were making grilled cheese! But they were trying a recipe from the newspaper, it had apple slices, cheese, and vanilla ice cream with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yummy!
I love grilled cheese sandwiches, and yours looks so fantastic!
Healthy and Homemade says
Awesome! Apples and cheese are a great combo, the cinnamon swirl bread must send this sandwich over the top!
Cookin' Canuck says
Sweet, savory, with a little tartness – now that's the way to do a grilled cheese sandwich.
Meaghan Luby says
this looks seriously great! thanks for sharing, lots of love happening for this and all your posts 🙂
I never would have thought to combine these but it looks delicious.
Wow… this looks really deli
i'd never have thought to combine cheese with apples….. 😛
Anna P says
I was curious about some more savory recipes to use the cinnamon bread that's taking up real estate in my freezer, and this is one of the first ones I found. I'll be trying it this weekend for sure!