Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich

Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich by 2sistersrecipes.com

Our crunchy and delicious-tasting Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich features a combination of crispy bacon, sliced apple, melted cheese, mustard sauce, and baby spinach. Yum! We took a classic recipe and turned up the volume on flavor. Loaded with sweet and savory ingredients and delightful textures, this grilled cheese sandwich will surely please.

Make it special…

We love a grilled cheese sandwich from time to time and this one is tasty! Be sure to try our grilled cheese and pear sandwich – made with bleu cheese and fresh arugula, and it is off the charts!

Grill these sandwiches in a skillet or use a panini press.

Ideal for an easy meal for lunch or dinner.

Serve with a side of our Tomato and Saffron Bisque, or our Creamy Broccoli Soup – without cream, and a green salad and you’ll have an easy meal for lunch or dinner.

A Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich…

  • A typical grilled cheese is a hot sandwich usually prepared by heating one or more slices of cheese between slices of bread until the cheese is melted and gooey.
  • It is an American classic sandwich, that became popular in the 60s and it is still today delicious!

A sandwich cut in half and sittinig on a wood board. by 2sistersrecipes.com

Ingredients Needed for our Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich…

When making this grilled cheese sandwich, we added a few ingredients to give it more flavor and texture.

1. BREAD: choose your favorite sliced white bread or sourdough bread that is equally good.

2. CHEESE: choose sliced Swiss cheese or shredded. It’s a good idea if the sliced cheeses are at room temperature, to ensure melting.

3. SPINACH: a handful of fresh baby spinach added always gives a nice crisp, fresh flavor.

4. APPLE: thinly sliced Granny Smith apple is used for this sandwich, it not only offers a nice crunch, but it adds the perfect savory notes to this sandwich.

5. BACON: choose your favorite bacon, and cook it in the skillet, (or oven, or microwave). Then use the same skillet with its drippings to grill the sandwich.

6. MUSTARD: a squeeze of Dijon mustard in this grilled cheese, will give it a punch of flavor to this sandwich.

7. MAYONNAISE: a small squeeze of mayo on the bread will do wonders for this grilled cheese sandwich.

How to make our Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich?

With a few easy steps to build a sandwich…

1. Grab 2 slices of bread and place them onto a clean surface.

2. Lay 2 slices of cheese. Top with a few slices of apple and spread some mayonnaise and Dijon mustard (not shown in the photo).

3. Top with slices of cooked bacon. Break the pieces of bacon to fit on the sandwich.

4. Add some fresh baby spinach on top. Be sure to cut off any large stems.

Four photos of steps to build a sandwich for grilled cheese. by 2sistersrecipes.com

5. Close the sandwich. Heat your skillet on moderate heat until it is good and hot.

6. Next, add the sandwich to the skillet and lower the heat to low. Grill it for a few minutes, and check with a spatula to see if the bottom is browning.

Two photos, one with the sandwich closed, and the other in a black skillet.  by 2sistersrecipes.com

7. When the bottom is golden brown, carefully flip the sandwich over to grill the other side for a few minutes, until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove, slice in half, and serve.

“Anyone at home can make a grilled cheese sandwich with a variety of options and ingredients.”

It’s an ideal sandwich to make for a quick and easy lunch or dinner.

Options for Variations…

When it comes to making your grilled cheese sandwich, there are so many options to “turn up the volume.” Here are some ideas:

  • try adding some slices of your favorite apple.
  • choose your favorite cheeses, like sharp Cheddar, nutty Gruyere, or even sliced mozzarella or provolone.
  • try it with slices of prosciutto instead of bacon.
  • add some fresh arugula for some peppery flavor.
Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich by 2sistersrecipes.com

It’s a simple, but amazingly flavorful grilled cheese sandwich-hands down!

Notes and Tips…

  • To make them easier! Cook them in your panini press, no turning!
  • If you don’t have a panini press, cook them in a frying pan or skillet.
  • Cook the bacon before you start: either in the microwave, oven or in your skillet.
  • If you cook your bacon in a skillet, you can use the same skillet with the grease from the bacon to grill the sandwich, this will make it extra crispy and tastier.
  • Double the ingredients to make additional sandwiches.

Q & A…

1. How To Cook With a Panini Press? Heat your electric panini press. When it is hot, place the sandwich on it, close it, and cook it for 3 to 5 minutes until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. Allow to cool, cut in half and serve warm.

2. How To Cook Bacon in the Oven? You can cook the bacon in a 400-degree oven, arrange the bacon on a baking rack in a single layer, and roast it for 20 minutes. Then drain on paper towels.

3. If You Prefer to Use “Grated” Cheese, How Much Per Sandwich? You can pile about 1/3 cup of grated cheese per sandwich. Pile it on top evenly, on top of the bacon, the top it with the other slice of bread.

4. Do We Need to Add Some Butter To Our Bread? No butter is required with our recipe.

Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich by 2sistersrecipes.com

Additional Ideas for Sandwiches…

Yield: 1 sandwich

Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich

Grilled Cheese & Apple Sandwich by 2sistersrecipes.com

Delicious and crispy, our Grilled Cheese Sandwich features sliced apples, melted cheese, mustard sauce, bacon, and baby spinach. Cook them in a skillet or a panini press, it's a simple, but amazingly flavorful sandwich-hands down!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 slices of white bread or sourdough bread, sliced
  • 2 slices of Swiss cheese, (or gruyere, provolone, mozzarella)
  • 1/2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. of Dijon mustard
  • 1 small Granny Smith apple - thinly sliced (about 4 slices)
  • 2 to 3 slices of bacon - cooked
  • some baby spinach, with large stems cut off

Instructions

    1. Grab 2 slices of bread and place them onto a clean surface.

    2. Lay 2 slices of cheese. Top with a few slices of apple and spread some mayonnaise and Dijon mustard.

    3. Top with slices of cooked bacon. Break the pieces of bacon to fit on the sandwich.

    4. Add some fresh baby spinach on top. Be sure to cut off any large stems.

    5. Close the sandwich. Heat your skillet on moderate heat until it is good and hot.

    6. Next, add the sandwich to the skillet and lower the heat to low. Grill it for a few minutes, and check with a spatula to see if the bottom is browning.

    7. When the bottom is golden brown, carefully flip the sandwich over to grill the other side for a few minutes, until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Remove, slice in half, and serve.

    Yields: 1 sandwich

Notes

How To Cook With a Panini Press? Heat your electric panini press. When it is hot, place the sandwich on it, close it, and cook it for 3 to 5 minutes until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. Allow to cool, cut in half and serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1 sandwich

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 34.9gCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: .8gSugar: 2.1gProtein: 31.1g

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  1. sounds delightful. We call ’em toasties in Australia. I like apple and cheese together – very Scottish πŸ™‚

    1. That’s very interesting, didn’t know that…Thanks Sherry! These grilled cheese sandwiches are very tasty! Thanks again. πŸ™‚