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Grilled Fresh Mozzarella and Apricot on Sourdough

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 20 mins
Yield Makes 2 sandwiches
Time: 20 minutes. Sunset reader Bill Gaines invented this delicious, tangy-sweet sandwich to use the plentiful apricots from his neighbor's tree, which hung over the property line. "He told us we could have all the fruit on our side of the fence," Gaines explains.


  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 firm-ripe, juicy apricots, pitted and sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella

Nutrition Information

  • calories 481
  • caloriesfromfat 51 %
  • protein 18 g
  • fat 27 g
  • satfat 17 g
  • carbohydrate 40 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • sodium 693 mg
  • cholesterol 81 mg

How to Make It

  1. Butter one side of each bread slice. Flip 2 slices over and top with apricots, dividing evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar to taste. Top with mozzarella and remaining bread slices, buttered sides up.

  2. Cook sandwiches in a large frying pan over medium heat, turning once, until golden and crisp on both sides, about 8 minutes total.

  3. Note: Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.