Like most people, we love an ooey gooey grilled cheese sandwich once in awhile! It takes us back to the days as kids when we watch our mom make our sandwich and our mouths’ would water as we’d watch the cheese bubble. We honestly still get the same thrill from watching the cheese grill these days, only what makes a good, old-fashioned grilled cheese sandy even better is when we can doctor it up in an even healthier way without even noticing in the least scrumptious bit, just as we did here with our Apple, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar Grilled Cheese.
We owe a huge thank you to Cabot Creamery who spoiled us by sending us their delectable Cabot Cheddars. Their all-natural cheeses are gluten and lactose-free and sooooo good—and allowed us to create the masterpiece below. Pssst…what we especially love is that Cabot Cooperative is owned by 1,200 farm families throughout New England and New York.
We hope your enjoy it as much as we do!!
Apple, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar Grilled Cheese
4 slices 100% whole wheat bread
1 apple, cored, sliced (about 1/2 cup)
1 tbsp. light butter, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 slices of Cabot 50% Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spread the butter onto one side of each slice of bread and place that side of bread on skillet
2. Place apple slices on 2 sides of bread that are facing up. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar generously.
3. Place one slice of cheese onto each slice of bread to cover the apples. Cover with remaining pslices of bread with butter side facing outward.
4. Brown in skillet until outsides are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Will need to flip both sides.
What’s your favorite grilled cheese concoction? Let us know and share!
Thank you to our wonderful intern Rachael Heilner for creating this delicious recipe!
Nutrition Facts: 225 calories, 7 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 311 mg sodium, 32 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 10 g sugar, 10 g protein
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Here is the version we tried the first time we made it when we went a little heavier handed with the apple compared to the cheese. It was super delicious too–just not quite as gooey!