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Grilled Cheese with Apple

Cranberry walnut bread stuffed with sweet farm apple slices, sharp cheddar, tangy blue cheese and red onion slices. All the flavors of fall in a warm, buttery, crisp grilled cheese. This is an adult version of the comforting childhood favorite you still love.
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 644 kcal


  • 8 slices 8 slices cranberry walnut bread  or other rustic bread
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter softened
  • 8 slices sharp cheddar cheese  sandwich size
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles or 8 slices blue cheese monterey blend
  • 1 apple thinly sliced any variety (Honeycrisp, Macoun, Mutsu, Jonagold, etc)
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced


  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Assemble sandwiches by placing one slice of bread butter side down. Top with 2 slices cheddar, apple slices, red onion, 2 tablespoons blue cheese and another slice of bread, butter side up. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 4 sandwiches.
  • Heat a medium non-stick saute pan over medium heat.
  • Add the sandwiches to the pan and heat for 5 minutes until cheese begins to melt and bread is lightly browned.
  • Flip the sandwiches and heat another 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted and gooey. Cook the sandwiches in batches, if needed.
  • Slice and serve.


Calories: 644kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 28gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 18gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 1012mgPotassium: 290mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1026IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 598mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Grilled Cheese with Apples
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