This week my father-in-law brought home about 15 apples from British Columbia. And while I love fresh produce as much as the next guy... I needed to find a way to use all of these apples! Apples and cheddar are such a classic flavor combination, so why not combine them in a sandwich and add a little green? These turned out amazing! Tangy apples, sharp cheddar, and crispy, toasted bread are a great way to start fall. Or if you are avoiding fall....a great way to have every food group in a sandwich?
Cheddar, Apple, & Spinach Grilled Cheese
1 medium apple
1/2 cup grated low fat cheddar cheese
6-7 leaves spinach
1 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoons spicy brown or dijon mustard
1 tablespoon butter
Below is a step-by-step directions in pictures!
Spread 1 tablespoon of mayo and 1 tablespoon or spicy brown (or dijon) mustard on whole wheat bread.
Add 1/2 of your cheese, and spread evenly.
Very thinly slice your apple and layer on bread, slightly overlapping.
Top with a few layers of spinach leaves, and the remaining cheddar cheese.
Top with your other slice of bread and seat aside.
Heat medium pan over medium-high heat. Add half of the butter and spread in the shape of a slice of bread. Place sandwich on the butter and cover pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Remove from heat, add remaining butter and replace sandwich on opposite side, cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and enjoy your taste of fall!