Up next for grilled cheese month I bring you a grilled cheese sandwich inspired by caramel apples! That combo of tart juicy apples with sweet caramel sauce is simply irresistible and the the sweet and savoury apple and cheddar combo is not too far behind so why not combine the two? This sandwich is really easy to make, simply combining cheddar cheese, sliced apples and caramel sauce in a grilled cheese! The one caveat about this sandwich is that fresh apple slices tend to pop out of it when you eat it but you can alleviate this by sauteing the apples a bit to tenderize them first. It really comes down to whether you prefer the crisp apples or the ease of eating the sandwich but either way you are in apple, caramel and ooey gooey melted cheddar heaven. Although the caramel apple grilled cheese sandwich is amazing all by itself, you can make it even more decadent by adding bacon; where the salty bacon balances the tart apple and sweet caramel sauce nicely.
You can use store bought caramel sauce but homemade caramel sauce is so easy to make and it keeps in the fridge for months so you can have some around for when you want it.
Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Tart apples in a bed of melted cheddar cheese and sweet caramel sauce along with salty bacon all wrapped up in warm buttery and toasty bread.
- 1 tablespoon salted butter, room temperature
- 2 slices bread (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (or 2 slices), room temperature
- 1/2 apple, sliced
- 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
- 2 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
- Butter the outside side of each slice of bread, place one slice in the pan buttered side down, top with half of the cheese, the apple, caramel sauce, bacon, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread.
- Grill in a pan, preheated over medium heat, until golden brown on both sides and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
Option: Serve with extra caramel sauce for dipping along with a few apple slices.
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Jazzy's Mom says
Looks so good
Another great grilled cheese!
Marian (Sweetopia) says
Kevin, these flavour combinations sound and look AMAZING!
A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says
That sounds completely irresistible!
Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) says
Heather Christo says
OMG Kevin!! What are you doing to me with these crazy decadent drool worthy sandwiches!?
Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) says
WOW! That's all I can say about all that melty, cheesy, bacon-y goodness. Love it!
kevin you have no idea how hard it is to come to your site when I'm being good.
how on earth do you stay so skinny?
a runner right? lol
I know I say this all the time, but you need your own grilled cheese joint.
You know how popular you'd be right?
Carrian Cheney says
Could that be any more gooey and delicious?!
Oh wow!! All of these sweet, salty, smoky flavors! I want this sandwich 🙂
Ashley Bee says
Slice the apples with a mandolin and they probably will lay better on the sandwich. I'd nix the caramel but otherwise ooooh goodness this looks tasty!
Caramel sauce and cheddar cheese! Whoa! I never would have come up with that, but is sounds awesome!
Amanda - The Anti-Mom says
caramel sauce and bacon!? why have i never tried this before!! thanks for sharing this, it looks freaking amazing!!
Rocky Mountain Woman says
that's certainly a flavor combo I would never have come up with!
The Café Sucré Farine says
Wow, this looks unbelievable!
Cooking Classes San Diego says
This is one mind-blowing grilled cheese sandwich. Yum!
Julie @ Table for Two says
I love the sweet and salty going on here!! That apple looks so good with the gooey cheese!
Jeff @ Cheeseburger says
This gooey melted cheddar heaven is just so amazing. I'll be making this all month long.
I want to dive into that sandwich! Such an awesome flavor combo! Sweet and salty gooey perfection.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
I love mixing apples with savory and I made an apple, brie, and PB grilled cheese for my book. I loved recipe testing those 🙂 And would love yours! Caramel. Yes!
I have a Pinterest board called "food porn." This recipe is definitely going there.
you should have a grilled cheese food truck
Ms MoomMist says
Heartburn, here I come! Yum! Yum!
OMG does this sound AWESSOME!!!! cannot wait to try, love grilled cheese sandwiches and TY Kevin for all the great ideas on making them incredible.
This kind of stuff should be against the law! 🤣