Apple, Onion & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe type: Lunch
Cuisine: Fall, American
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This sandwich just tastes like fall. If you want it to be more substantial, a slice of ham or a piece of smokey bacon would not be out of place.
  • Pumpernickel Bread, thickly sliced
  • Apple (I used Honeycrisp) slices
  • Sharp White Cheddar, grated
  • Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • Dijon Musard
  • a little Butter and/or Olive Oil for grilling
  1. Spread 2 pieces of bread with Dijon mustard. Sprinkle with a little cheese, top with apples and onions. Sprinkle with black pepper, if you like, and top with more cheese. Top with remaining piece of bread.
  2. Heat a dab of butter and a glug of olive oil in a sauté pan or griddle over medium heat. Carefully transfer the sandwich(es) to the pan and put something heavy (I use a stack of frying pans, a foil-wrapped brick would work, too) on top to help press them down and make them extra crunchy. Cook until the bottom piece of bread is golden and toasty, then flip and cook the other side until golden and the cheese is completely melted. Alternatively, cook the sandwiches in a panini press. Cut in half and serve.
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