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Grilled Cheese with Apple

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

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Sometimes you want a lighter meal but one that still packs a punch of flavor and crunch!

Enter *stage left* Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apple and take your much-deserved bow!

**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making a grilled cheese sandwich with caramelized apple is available at the end of this post. OR click on the “jump to recipe” tab below and be taken directly to the recipe. 


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The ingredients needed;

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  • Sourdough Bread
  • Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices
  • Granny Smith Apple
  • Butter
  • Real Maple Syrup

Kitchen tools and equipment needed;

Can this grilled cheddar and apple sandwich be made in a panini press?


The only thing you’ll want to do is to caramelize the apple slices in a skillet first using the butter and maple syrup.

After that, you can finish off the sandwich by cooking it in a panini press and until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden and crispy.

A sliced grilled cheese with caramelized apples sandwich on a white plate with green grapes in the background.

Why this combination of flavors works.

The buttered grilled sourdough bread has just the right amount of crunch and richness to sandwich together with the melted sharp cheddar cheese and the sweet and tangy caramelized apples.

How many sandwiches will this recipe make, and how long from start to finish?

The recipe I’ve written will make 2 sandwiches.

For additional sandwiches, please increase the ingredients accordingly.

From start to finish, this recipe will take approximately 7-10 minutes.

Additional sandwich add-in suggestions;

  • Cooked Bacon
  • Sliced Pears
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Cooked Butternut Squash
  • Sliced Ham
  • Sliced Turkey
  • Sliced Roast Beef
  • Caramelized Onions
  • Crispy Fried Onions

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, either. Plain old white bread with American cheese slices will do nicely when you’re in the mood for traditional comfort food that can bring you back to your childhood.

However, when you want to step up your grilled cheese game, please click on the following titles for these “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwiches;

If you’re looking for a deliciously unique sandwich that will knock your socks off, look no further than this Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich made with a fried egg, fresh asparagus, provolone cheese, and a cornflake coating that you didn’t see coming.” 

Vertical title text image of a sliced grilled cheese breakfast sandwich with provolone cheese and asparagus.

Sometimes necessity is the mother of great recipe inventions. Such is the case with this Ultimate Air Fryer Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Turkey deli meat, smoked cheddar cheese, red bell pepper, and caramelized onions come together in an air fryer grilled cheese sandwich like no other. If you’re anything like me, you are going to love it!!

Vertical photo of a deluxe air fry grilled cheese sandwich with red pepper, caramelized onions, melted cheese, and grilled bread on a white plate.

Grilled to ooey, gooey perfection. A Prosciutto, Melon & Provolone Grilled Cheese Sandwich will stretch your imagination for what a grilled cheese can (and should) be. Think out of the grilled cheese box and try one. You’ll be amazed and delighted with its sweet and savory taste!

A horizontal photo of several halved prosciutto, melon, and provolone grilled cheese sandwiches on an oval platter.

  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apples (pictured below) This is the place!
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Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information and instructions for making for today’s sophisticated grilled cheese sandwich with caramelized apple.

3.84 from 6 votes
Grilled Cheddar Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Apples
Grilled Cheese 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: 661 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 4 slices sourdough bread thickly sliced (approximately ½”)
  • 8 ounces (approximately 8 slices) cheddar cheese slices
  • 1 Granny Smith apple thinly sliced (skin removed if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter softened (or more, if desired)
  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 Cheese with Caramelized Apple
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwichs)
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.5g21%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 441mg19%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 9.5g11%
Protein 8.5g17%
Vitamin A 394IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Thank you so much for visiting me here today in my Kudos Kitchen!

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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Recipe Rating


Monday 4th of November 2019

This sandwich is amazing! The flavors are spot on and it tastes so decadent!


Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Glad you like it, Wilhelmina! Thanks.


Monday 4th of November 2019

This is absolutely everything i'm craving right now! LOVE this easy peasy elevated grilled cheese recipe!


Tuesday 5th of November 2019

Thanks, Jenn!


Tuesday 7th of August 2018

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!


Tuesday 7th of August 2018

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


Tuesday 7th of August 2018

This combination of sweet and savory is perfect! Thanks for a great grilled cheese recipe :)


Tuesday 7th of August 2018

You are 100% welcome! It's an amazing sandwich and I know you'll love it!