Monday, March 5, 2012

Caramelized Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Caramelized Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A while ago, when inspired the the idea of an apple pie with cheddar cheese, I created the caramelized apple and cheddar omelette which was an amazing combination of sweet and savoury. While I was enjoying it, I thought that grilled cheese sandwiches are also a good vehicle for the sweet and savoury combination and that I would have to try a caramelized apple grilled cheese sandwich. For all intents and purposes this is essentially an apple pie grilled cheese sandwich and how can you go wrong with sweet apples covered in warm melted ooey, gooey cheese? The caramelized apple grilled cheese sandwich turned out just as well as I had hoped, which is to say that it is addictively good and I have already made it more than a few times! The warm caramel coated apples with a hint of cinnamon go so well with the strong, melted cheddar cheese and the toasted crispy and buttery bread wraps t all up perfectly. Make sure to spoon any caramel sauce left in the pan after cooking the apple into the sandwich before closing it off and grilling it up.

Caramelized Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich
(makes 1 sandwich)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 dash of cinnamon
1 apple (peeled, cored and sliced)
2 thick slices of good cheddar cheese
2 slices of good bread
1 tablespoon butter

1. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan.
2. Add the sugar and cinnamon and cook until bubbly.
3. Add the apples and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
4. Assemble sandwich and grill until golden brown on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side.


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