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Grilled Apple and Cheddar Sandwiches

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 22 mins

Yields 4 sandwiches (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Upgrade your grilled cheese sandwich by adding a mustard spread and sliced apples. 


  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 8 slices sandwich bread
  • 8 thin slices sharp Cheddar
  • 1 crisp apple, cored, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Nutrition Information

  • calories 502
  • fat 32 g
  • satfat 17 g
  • protein 16 g
  • carbohydrate 35 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 76 mg
  • sodium 805 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine mustard, preserves, oil and lemon juice in a small bowl. Whisk together well.

  2. Spread 1 side of 4 bread slices with mustard mixture. Top each with a cheese slice. Top each cheese slice with an equal portion of apple slices, another cheese slice and remaining piece of bread.

  3. Melt 1 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Working with 2 at a time, arrange sandwiches in skillet. Lay a piece of foil on top of sandwiches, then place another heavy skillet (or a pan weighted with cans) on top to press them. Cook until cheese begins to melt and sandwiches are toasted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Check often during cooking to avoid burning. Wipe out skillet and repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. Cut each sandwich in half and serve warm.