Monday, October 3, 2011

Grilled Jack Cheese and Applesauce Sandwiches

Are you ready for Fall apples and a nip in the air? 

We are around here...apples, cheese and a little squeeze! 

The first thing we did this last Spring was plant fruit trees, three apples in particular.  Saturday we harvested about a dozen apples from our little happy apple week!

Grilled Jack Cheese and Applesauce Sandwiches were my cousin, Cheryl's, college creation.  They are a delicious twist on a traditional grilled cheese sandwich, toasted on a hot skillet.

I like to use sourdough bread, the best Jack Cheese out there, applesauce and a little butter.

Slather one side of both slices of bread with applesauce, add generous slices of cheese, slap it together, and lightly butter the tops.  Place it on a hot skillet, I use medium heat, and give it a little squeeze.  Watch it carefully and turn when it is golden brown.  Keep watching till the second side is toasty too.  

Now slice it in half and serve it.

With what?  Well lucky for you here's a bonus,  a crunchy side salad.

Toss sliced apples with baby greens, radicchio, toasted walnuts, and feta cheese.  Now stir some balsamic vinegar with a little pear chutney and some olive oil and it was a slightly sweet,
pungent vinaigrette.   It was perfection...just saying....ever so humbly.

Enjoy this most glorious time of the year, and an apple {one way or another} each day.  

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Would not of thought of adding applesauce to grilled cheese. Will have to try some time

  2. I make these them! Yours looks so good! ;D

  3. I would never have thought of applesauce and toasted cheese sandwiches! Where do you come up with stuff like this! Sounds scrumptious.

    Wow! Apples already from a newly planted tree?
    Amazing what a fruit tree will do when it's not getting its roots frozen off 8 months out of the year. We're supposed to get snow on Friday. Makes you miss it doesn't it?

  4. Gnee,
    Sounds delicious. I will file this idea away for a later date. Today is damp and rainy so a beef stew is under way.

  5. HI! Wish I were closer so we could enjoy an apple together. I've missed your posts! Sending hugs from the Midwest.

  6. What a yummy combination of ingredients for a grilled sandwich! I make grilled cheese all the time but never thought to spread on some applesauce.

  7. OK, I'm just about to DIE with this one! My husband loves the taste of apples and cheese more than just about anything (besides farina... the man is a farina nut.) He also loves grilled cheese sandwiches AND he loves applesauce, AND he loves MJ cheese the best of all.

    I am definitely going to introduce him to this treat when he gets home. He'll just love it. Why, he might just pop the question all over again.

  8. I've never heard of that sandwich but it sure sounds delicious!

  9. Nothing better than a grilled cheese! And I love the apple salad with it...perfect marriage.

  10. love it! found you via craftomaniac!

    hope you'll enter my giveaway:


  11. All of your photos are fantabulous! I have had apples in the melted cheese sandwich before, but not with applesauce. Sounds wonderful. Just love the photo of the apples in the leaves.

    You are hysterical - a pot party!

  12. GOOOOOD Morning this Saturday- I wanted to let you know that your "Talent" was featured over on COM today. xo-winks-jen


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