Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Before I go into the recipe for today, I just want to say something much more important: my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the city of Boston and everyone who has been affected by yesterday’s tragic events.

I know I’m a little late in the month, but happy national grilled cheese month, everyone!  Today I bring you a grilled cheese sandwich filled with delicious caramel apples!  Don’t hate on this sandwich until you’ve tried it.  It’s SO GOOD!  Plain and traditional grilled cheese sandwiches have always  been near and dear to my heart but I wanted to give you something a little more exciting to go on than just two slices of bread and cheese in the middle (not that there’s anything wrong with that).  Personally, I feel that nothing quite compares to a melty, gooey grilled cheese.

This sandwich gives you a combination of tart and juicy Granny Smith apples with sweet caramel sauce and sharp cheddar cheese.   The flavors are really out of this world when placed together inside toasted buttery bread slices.

This sandwich is really easy to make, as most grilled cheese sandwiches are.  I think you should give it a try in honor of national grilled cheese month!

Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon butter

2 slices of bread

2 slices sharp cheddar (or 1/2 cup shredded)

1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced thin

1 tablespoon caramel sauce

DIRECTIONS:

Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.

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, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread.

Grill until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Option: If you prefer the apples to be tender and to stay in the sandwich a little better, saute them in a touch of oil until just tender, about 1-2 minutes per side, before adding them to the sandwich.

Recipe source: adapted from closetcooking.com

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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

34 Responses to “Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich”

  1. April 16, 2013 at 6:49 AM #

    Absolutely mouth-watering, flavourful sandwich.

  2. April 16, 2013 at 9:27 AM #

    Love some grilled cheese of any kind!

    • April 16, 2013 at 12:31 PM #

      Same here, Nancy! They are all good!

  3. April 16, 2013 at 11:55 AM #

    Oh yum! A little sandwich shop by my house serves something very similar to this, and I love it! Yours looks so good!

    • April 16, 2013 at 12:33 PM #

      I’m glad you love it! I was afraid people would think it was too weird! :)

  4. April 16, 2013 at 12:34 PM #

    What an awesome grilled cheese! I love apple in my grilled cheese, never tried it with caramel though, fantastic idea :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    • April 16, 2013 at 12:37 PM #

      Thank you! It was actually really good!

  5. Missy
    April 16, 2013 at 1:26 PM #

    I love the cheddar and apple combo. I sometimes get an applepie oatmeal w/ cheddar on the side at my favorite cafe and it reminds me of that.

    • April 16, 2013 at 1:44 PM #

      I love apple and cheese together! I guess not everyone does, though :)

  6. April 16, 2013 at 5:01 PM #

    Oh, I already know that combination would be heavenly to bite into! What a great spin on the classic grilled cheese. This just says summertime too :)

    • April 17, 2013 at 1:32 PM #

      I’m glad you aren’t scared away by the apple and cheese together! :)

  7. Cheryl
    April 16, 2013 at 8:11 PM #

    I am sitting in my car reading this post while waiting for a friend in the grocery store. I drooling! Cannot wait to try this!!!!

  8. Cheryl
    April 16, 2013 at 8:12 PM #

    Sorry. I am drooling!

  9. April 16, 2013 at 8:37 PM #

    Ooh, how delicious! Sweet and savory.

    • April 17, 2013 at 1:32 PM #

      I’m glad you think so! Some people have been scared away by the apple/cheese combo :)

  10. April 16, 2013 at 9:20 PM #

    Oh, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum! (Yes, typing yum fives times was absolutely necessary.) Must pin, must try. :)

    • April 17, 2013 at 1:32 PM #

      hahaha this comment made me laugh out loud! Thanks, Claire!

  11. April 16, 2013 at 10:39 PM #

    I’m guessing that caramel and cheddar cheese taste pretty amazing together!

    • April 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM #

      They definitely do! I think everyone should give it a try!

  12. April 17, 2013 at 1:10 AM #

    Um this looks amazing! I’ve done cheese and apple before, but never with caramel. Interesting combo! It’s piqued my interest :)

    • April 17, 2013 at 1:33 PM #

      Thanks, Heather! It turned out really good….definitely interesting, but good :)

  13. April 17, 2013 at 9:58 AM #

    Caramel apples are my favorite dessert/snack, so I think this would be my favorite thing ever :)

    • April 17, 2013 at 1:41 PM #

      Thanks, Laurie! I’m glad you’re on board with the caramel/apple/cheese combo :)

  14. April 17, 2013 at 2:48 PM #

    I’ve been craving grilled cheese and didn’t even realize it was its month! No wonder. I’d love to try this version.

    • April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

      Thanks, Lisa! I hope you try it!

  15. April 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM #

    LOVE a good grilled cheese sandwich. I’ve heard of apple and cheese being a great combo, but caramel sounds interesting and kind of amazing. Peanutbutter sounds like it’d be crazy tasty too :)

    • April 17, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

      Peanut butter?! Brilliant!!

  16. April 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM #

    oh em gee! Grilled cheese is my fave..looks great!

    • April 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM #

      Thanks, Kelly! It’s my fave, too :)

  17. April 17, 2013 at 4:10 PM #

    Nice take on a classic! A lot of people like a slice of cheddar on apple pie – why not combine the two in a grilled cheese sandwich? Makes sense to me! Really good stuff – thanks.

    • April 17, 2013 at 4:15 PM #

      Thanks, John! I was afraid people would think this was weird, but it’s really good!

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