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Jessica over at How Sweet It Is posts some fabulous food. Her idea for a grilled caramel apple cheese sandwich is just one of them. The combination of the crisp apple, sweet caramel and creamy cheese is to die for. This made for the perfect lunch.
A good (read: expensive) caramel will take this sandwich over the top. You will still enjoy it with a less costly alternative. Just don’t use something overly sweet and candy-ish. This grilled caramel apple cheese sandwich is somewhere between dessert and lunch.
My Cuisinart Griddler was made for making sandwiches just like this one. Even though it can do a lot of things, it’s the star of the show when it comes to getting bread just the perfect crispiness. And getting cheese just the right meltiness. And for me at least, one that is sandwich-flipping-challenged, I find it much easier to handle sandwiches on this press. Heck, I don’t even have to flip them since it has hot griddles above and below the sandwiches! You can’t beat that!
Grilled Caramel Apple Cheese Sandwich
- 4 slices multigrain bread
- 2 tablespoons butter softened
- 4 ounces brie cheese sliced thin (or more, depending on the size of your bread slices)
- 1 honey crisp apple thinly sliced (a mandolin works best)
- 3 tablespoons caramel sauce
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat.
- Spread the butter on one side of two slices of the bread and place them, butter-side down, into the skillet.
- As the bread cooks, drizzle each with a 1/2 tablespoon of caramel. Divide half of the brie between the two bread slices, add another 1/2 tablespoon of caramel, the apple, the remaining caramel and finally the rest of the cheese.
- Butter one side of the remaining bread slices and place on top.
- Flip sandwich once the bottom slices are well browned.
- Continue cooking until the bread is browned and crispy and the cheese has melted. You might find that the cheese melts better if you put a lid over the skillet while cooking.
Nutritional values are approximate.