Sharp cheddar grilled cheese stuffed with sliced apples and a blend of stone ground mustard & fig jam.
If you love fall flavors, then this one is for you. Apples straight from the orchard, the sharpest of cheddar cheeses, plus a sweet & spicy jam to bring it all together. This is quite a lunch.
I’m not even sure why they make mild cheddar cheese. Maybe for the kids?
Nothing makes a better grilled cheese sandwich than sharp cheddar. I won’t hear otherwise.
I combined stone ground mustard with fig preserves and a tiny bit of olive oil. Spread it on the bread before grilling– it’s fantastic. Tangy, sweet, buttery…. yum!
Figs are so underrated. They bring a subtly sweet flavor to everything from roasts to cookies. This is the perfect season to take advantage of them. They are absolutely delectable in this sandwich.
Crunchy apples and melted cheddar cheese. So much texture & flavor. Basically, it’s like a fancy cheese plate in a sandwich.
- 8 slices of bread
- 8 slices, sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 apples, cored and sliced thin (a mild, slightly tart variety would work best)
- 2 Tablespoons stone ground mustard, could also use brown or spicy mustard
- 2 Tablespoons, fig jam
- dash of olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Set a griddle or pan to med-low heat.
- Butter 1 side of each slice of bread.
- Whisk together mustard, jam, and olive oil.
- Spread jam mixture on non-buttered side of 4 of the slices of bread.
- Make the sandwiches by assembling one slice of buttered/jam bread, a slice of cheese, a handful of apple slices, another slice of cheese, and top off with a buttered slice of bread. (make sure buttered sides are facing out on both sides)
- Add sandwich to griddle, cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown, gently flip to the other side.
- Cook sandwich for another 5 minutes or so, then flip out onto a plate to cool down.
- Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Slice and enjoy!