Grilled Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Apple

Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple

This sophisticated Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple is a little sweet, a little savory, and a whole lot of good!

Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apples | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

Sometimes you want a lighter meal but one that still packs a punch of flavor and crunch! Enter the Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple.

The buttered grilled sourdough bread is just the right touch (and crunch) to sandwich together the melted cheddar cheese and the sweet and tangy caramelized apples. Be still my grilled cheese loving heart!!

So simple to make. So few ingredients. To make a Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apples, you’ll need sourdough bread slices, the good kind, the kind with plenty of texture and holes. The kind of sourdough bread you can buy in the bakery department of the grocery store.

You’ll also need slices of cheddar cheese. I like a strongly flavored cheddar cheese, but mild will also work. And you’ll need a few thin slices of a sweet and tangy apple. I like a Granny Smith apple for its tart flavor. Maple Syrup is my trick for caramelizing the apple slices and make them sweet, and tangy! And lastly, you’ll need butter. Lots of sweet, creamy (I prefer salted) BUTTER!!!

Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

After you’ve assembled your ingredients, the only other things you’ll need for making Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple is a skillet, spatula, butter knife, chef’s knife (for slicing the apple), serrated knife (for slicing the sourdough bread), and a cutting board.

Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apples | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

We are now ready to begin making a Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple! Let’s get cooking!!

For fun (and to whet your appetite), I’ve made a quick 30-second video of this recipe. I hope you enjoy watching it!

The recipe I’ve written will make 2 sandwiches. For additional sandwiches, please increase the ingredients accordingly.

Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple and Sourdough Bread | Kudos Kitchen by Renee

5 from 2 votes
Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apples
Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
This sophisticated Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple is a little sweet, a little savory, and a whole lot of good!
Course: dinner, lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Keyword: grilled cheddar cheese with apple, grilled cheese with caramelized apple
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Calories: 1096 kcal
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Ingredients
  • 4 slices sourdough bread thickly sliced (approximately ½")
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 Granny Smith apple thinly sliced (skin removed if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened (or more, if desired)
Instructions
  1. Add approximately 2 tablespoons butter to a small skillet.
  2. Add the apple slices and cook over medium-high heat, until deeply browned.
  3. Flip the apples and drizzle them with the maple syrup. Allow the apples to brown on the second side.
  4. Remove the caramelized apples from the skillet and wipe the skillet clean.
  5. Butter 1 side of each slice of sourdough bread.
  6. Place the sourdough bread, butter side down, in a heated skillet.
  7. Top the bread with 1 slice of cheese, some of the caramelized apple slices, another slice of cheese and a slice of the sourdough, butter side up.
  8. Cook over medium-high heat until browned.
  9. Flip, and cook the other side of the sandwich until browned.
  10. Remove from the skillet and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

Small or medium skillet, spatula, butter knife, chef's knife, cutting board, vegetable peeler (if desired), tongs (if desired)

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple
Amount Per Serving (2 sandwichs)
Calories 1096 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 62g 95%
Saturated Fat 38g 190%
Cholesterol 177mg 59%
Sodium 1553mg 65%
Potassium 393mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 93g 31%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 19g
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 37.4%
Vitamin C 5.1%
Calcium 88.7%
Iron 30.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good grilled cheese sandwich from time to time. They don’t have to be fancy to be good, either. Plain old white bread with American cheese slices will do the job when you’re hankerin’ for one.

However, when you want to step up your grilled cheese game, please check out these other grilled cheese sandwich recipes I’ve shared in the past. By clicking on the titles, you’ll be taken directly to that particular recipe and its instructions.

Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich with Provolone and Asparagus

Brie with Aged Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Prosciutto, Melon, and Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for a Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

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4 Comments

  1. This combination of sweet and savory is perfect! Thanks for a great grilled cheese recipe 🙂

  2. This recipe takes grilled cheese up a notch! It’s going to be so perfect for apple season! I’ll expec fthis to be on repeat at my house!

    • Experiment with your choice of apples, too. Each apple will bring a different flavor to the grilled cheese and you won’t get bored.

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