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Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese

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This Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese is extra awesome. The hint of sweetness is the perfect compliment for the sharp cheddar. It’s so easy to make, you’ll want one every day.

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Do you ever have one of those days where you just seem to be spinning your wheels and getting absolutely nowhere? Constantly doing, constantly giving, with nothing to show for it. It can feel so frustrating.

My mantra for this moon cycle is “growth is inevitable.” The tallest tree stays in exactly the same spot it’s whole life, but it’s still always growing. One eight hour work shift that seems to lack progress does not mean that my life has stopped completely. I’m still growing. But I’m also still pretty tired when I get home.

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We take the easy way out when it comes to dinner in this house all the time, especially on a busy weeknight. A grilled cheese and some store-bought, even canned soup, can feel so comforting at the end of a stressful day. And when the grilled cheese is as awesome as this Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled cheese, it’s even better.

I love the contrast of the deeply savoury sharp cheddar with the sweet and subtle spice of the apple butter. Store-bought is 100% fine. In fact, I’d use it if I could get it. But if you want to make your own, this apple butter recipe is really simple. Feel free to compliment the sharp cheddar with a more melty cheese like provolone, or even shredded mozzarella. It’s all about the texture.

Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese cut in half

How to make Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is not rocket science, but in case you’ve never made on before, here’s what you’ll do. Spread two pieces of bread with a thin layer of apple butter. Add your cheese or cheeses. They can be sliced or shredded. Whatever ya got. Put the lid on. You know, like a sandwich.

Some people like to put the butter in the pan. Some people like to use mayo instead. The way I’ve always made grilled cheese is to spread softened butter on the outside of the top piece of bread. Make sure you get it right to the edge. Then put the butter side down in a preheated skillet over medium heat. While the first side is cooking, spread more butter on the piece of bread that’s now at the top. Once the first side is golden and crisp, give it a flip. Cook until perfectly crunchy. Slice your sandwich in half, and enjoy the perfect first crunchy bite.

Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese cut in half

Whatever the day brings, we can face it. I mean, we’re too awesome for anything less. Make yourself an Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese and just take it easy. It’s all uphill from here.

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Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese stacked

This Apple Butter & Sharp Cheddar Grilled Cheese is extra awesome. The hint of sweetness is the perfect compliment for the sharp cheddar. It’s so easy to make, you’ll want one every day.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 sandwich 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

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  • 2 slices bread
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter
  • 1 slice provolone cheese
  • 23 fat pinches shredded cheddar cheese (enough to cover the bread)
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat a small skillet over medium heat.
  2. Spread apple butter on each piece of bread. Place a slice of provolone on one piece and pile up some shredded cheddar. Put the lid on.
  3. Spread butter on the outside of one piece of bread, then place your sandwich, butter side down, in your hot pan. Spread the rest of your butter on the other piece of bread. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes until your sandwich reaches your perfect level of crispiness.

Notes

Don’t be too constrained by the recipe. Use the cheese you have in your fridge as long as one of them is a good strong cheddar. It’s gonna be awesome.

Keywords: Grilled Cheese, Apple

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