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Monday, March 19, 2012

Grilled Apple & Cheese Sandwich

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A grilled cheese is just a grilled cheese right? Yea, not so fast! 

Growing up, a grilled cheese sandwich was exactly that. Butter the bread, put the cheese in the middle, grill, voila! Bam! done! A grilled cheese was always just a grilled cheese. Except for maybe when Gram made them, cause hers were always better than the rest. Maybe it was because she put so much love into them...You could always count on a grilled cheese sandwich when you went to Gram's house. Thanks Gram for all the wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches and all the love over the years! 

Fast forward. When I met my husband, I knew he had some strange eating habits. For instance, he puts mayo, lunchmeat, and cheese inside his grilled cheese sandwiches. The first time I saw him do this, I thought I was going to puke. It was so weird. Alas, I tried it, and darn it he was right again. It's actually good. However, it's still not my preferred method of grilling cheese!

A few days ago I came across a picture of a grilled cheese sandwich that had sliced apples in it. Yep, apples. I thought to myself..."hmm. Okay, not too sure about that, but maybe!" In the last week I just so happened to pick up a bag of Granny Smith apples and some new Borden Sensations cheese slices (Provolone, Parmesan, & Asiago blend). After a long day at the zoo my kids were hungry and I was tired so I figured what the heck, lets give it a go! 

I'd like to apologize in advance for my super sucky picture:

I made this sandwich with the Borden Sensations and with regular American cheese and it was DELISH.  My kids gobbled it up, and my weird eater of a husband refused to try it. Whatever. The tart from the apples complimented the savory flavor of the melted cheese. Anyway, I wanted to share this with you and tell you how to do it so you can try it for yourself. I was pleasantly surprised! I also felt like this was a pretty decent meal for my kids. 

Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich

Granny Smith Apples 
(you could use any kind, but a firm apple is best)
Bread of your choice
Cheese Slices of your choice (2)

Peel and slice your apples. 
Butter one side of (2) slices of bread. 
Lay one slice of bread in a preheated (medium heat) skillet, butter side down.
Lay one slice of cheese on top of the bread and then cover with sliced apples. Add the other slice of cheese and top with the other piece of bread, butter side up. I found that it was easier to use two slices of cheese to keep the apples from sliding. By the time you get the cheese and apples laid down it will probably be time to flip. Just let the bread brown on both sides and you are done!
I know the picture looks kind of awful, but I swear to you, it's amazing!

I'd love to know if you try this & what you think!

I never would have thought I could write up a whole post about a darn grilled cheese sandwich!
©..And They Call Me Mommy,2012. 


  1. I've become a fan of your blog. So I'm joining. The only thing I must admit: I can't get a photo to load onto my profile. So for now I'm just a shadow!! Off to make a grilled cheese sandwich with apples!!

    1. Aww Patti, thank you! I'm super glad you are a fan :) If you need help with your profile, let me know - I'll see what I can do :)

      Did you enjoy your sandwich?

  2. I do love apples and cheese, and grilled cheese sandwiches....sounds like a match made in heaven!

    1. I was very leery trying this, but it was oh so good!


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