Apple Cinnamon Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

apple, cinnamon, and cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches

Grilled cheese, man. Nothin’ like it! I’ve tried new variations through the years, and have never found a version I didn’t like. But I’ve never tried the sweet/savory style of grilled cheese until now, and I gotta say— I think I’ve found my go-to comfort food! It’s got that crispy, buttery crust, oozing cheddar, and the crunch of a sweet apple, with the delightful addition of my apple’s favorite companion— cinnamon!

Whether you actually grill your sandwich, or toast it (which I prefer), this isn’t your standard diet fare. But who cares? It’s so good. I did make mine with Horizon Organic‘s cheddar cheese and organic apples, so I feel good about the ingredients. Their cheddar is mild, but flavorful. The perfect balances cheese for a picky eater like me. (Yes I said, me! I’m pickier about cheese than my kiddos. Ha!)

apple, cinnamon, and cheddar toasted cheese sandwiches

apple cheddar grilled cheese

  • Horizon Organic cheddar cheese (either sliced or shredded)
  • Apple of your choice thinly sliced (I used gala apples)
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • Bread (I used raisin bread, but brioche would be great too!)

apple, cinnamon, and cheddar toasted cheese sandwiches

STEP ONE: Thinly slice your apple and sauté with butter and cinnamon until tender crisp.

apple, cinnamon, and cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches

STEP TWO: Spread a layer of cheese on a slice of bread, then arrange a layer of the cooked apples. Top with another layer of cheese.

apple, cinnamon, and cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches

STEP THREE: Spread a light amount of butter on the outside of your bread slices and toast on a skilled over medium/low heat until golden and crispy.

apple, cinnamon, and cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches

If you couldn’t tell already, I absolutely love this take on grilled cheese. The girls, though? These plain Janes are a little trickier to win over. Lucy insisted she would not like it, but next thing I knew, her plate was clean. Mama mission accomplished!

sweet and savory grilled cheese sandwiches

apple, cinnamon, and cheddar grilled cheese sandwiches

Do you have any favorite “weird” grilled cheese recipes? My other favorite is colby jack cheese with carmelized garlic and onion, sliced jalepenos, and sliced tomatoes. Weird grilled cheese without the weird additives, thanks to the organic ingredients in Horizon Organic’s cheese! Check out their website to find a product at a store near you.

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5 Responses

  1. JuliAnne Berry says:

    Sounds DELICIOUS! I have to try this out!
    One of my favorite ways to eat grilled cheese is a sharp white cheddar on Ezekiel bread (it’s full of nuts) and some toasted flax seeds inside. The cheese and the flax seeds give such a delicious flavor and I love the crunch of all the nuts and seeds!

  2. Sasha. says:

    My husband makes THE BEST grilled cheese – with peppered bacon, carmelized onion, and avocado. He spreads garlic aoli on the bread instead of butter before he toasts it, and it’s literally the most incredible thing I’ve ever eaten. I would have gladly married him for that sandwich alone :)

    • Mandi says:

      Oooooh my goodness, I need to make this, like, TOMORROW! I made bacon today, so I’m halfway there. (Thank God for leftovers!)

  3. hello says:

    Even though this is a delicious-looking recipe that i’m totally going to try, it’s such a bummer to scroll all the way through a post and only know at the end (bottom of post) that it’s sponsored content. It’s might be kind to your readers to let them know right away, right up at the top, when a post is sponsored, so they can know while they read, or make an informed choice whether to keep reading. Thanks for thinking about it.