Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Oh, hey there.  Let me introduce myself.

I’m an apple cheddar grilled cheese aka the concoction that gets thrown together in a late afternoon break from intense cleaning/panic mode of “what the heck can I throw together in an effort to avoid running to the store” kind of mood.

This is easy enough. Some bread (preferably sourdough), a random apple from an uneaten packed lunch, some leftover white cheddar, and some homemade honey mustard.  Throw in some lonely shallot (or onion) and a handful of the pre-washed spinach that’s about to go bad…and, well, you get me.  Delightfully cheesy, gooey, and full of intense tangy and sweet flavor that will have anyone glad it’s grilled cheese time.

(Sidenote:  I fully realize now that I missed the boat with April being the official Grilled Cheese Month.  But, take this as my effort to make up for that insane offense…)

Time for a chaotic and beautifully delicious grilled cheese.



Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Servings: 2



1 tablespoon olive oil

1 shallot, sliced thinly

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

4 slices sourdough bread

1 apple, thinly sliced

1/2 cup fresh spinach

1 to 1/2 cups thinly sliced white cheddar cheese (or shredded-however you prefer it)



1. Preheat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.

2. Add the olive oil and heat until shimmering.

3. Add the shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and crisped, about 5 minutes or so. Remove from heat; set aside.

4. In a small bowl, whisk together the honey and Dijon mustard until smooth; set aside.

5. To assemble the sandwiches:  Layer the apple, spinach, cheese, shallots, and a layer (amount depending on your personal taste) of the honey mustard between two pieces of sourdough bread.

6. Using the same nonstick frying pan as before, lightly spray the pan with cooking spray or a small amount of butter and grill the sandwiches until lightly crisped and golden on each side (about 2-3 minutes per side) over medium heat.  Serve immediately.


Source:  A Curvy Carrot original.

May 10, 2012 - 9:27 am

Christina - I love your description! That is exactly how I cook some nights. The best part is, I’ve made very similar grilled cheese on days like this. Not only that, but it’s delicious! I can’t wait to add the apple next time.

May 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

Jillian {Her Split Ends} - YUMMO! This sounds & looks amazing. Thanks for sharing!!

~ Jillian

May 10, 2012 - 2:54 pm

Julie @ Sugarfoot Eats - I want one right now!!

May 11, 2012 - 2:16 am

Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes - I love all things grilled cheese! Yum! Very creative…

May 11, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Elizabeth - apple cheddar grilled cheese is one of my favorites! Grilled cheese is my favorite meal. I about died over your addition of shallots. Straight to my hear– why didn’t I think of that. BRILLIANT!
Thanks for sharing.

May 31, 2012 - 9:38 am

Jackie - Hi

What type of apple did you use in this recipe.

May 31, 2012 - 10:17 am

srlacy - Hi Jackie-

I used my personal favorite, a Fuji apple.

July 11, 2012 - 10:06 am

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