I never have bread in the house (as I had mentioned previously), we don’t go through it quickly enough but when the craving for french toast or grilled cheese strikes I typically, deeply regret this reality. However, I do sometimes have tortillas on hand, which are kind of just as good. They definitely aren’t as satisfying to eat and are completely unsuitable for french toast, but they do serve as a decent carb vessel for some delicious fillings. Every single day last week I ate a toasted tortilla with some vegetables and cheese. I normally snack all day long and don’t really sit down to have a meal, so it was a nice change of pace. The best version by far that I had was a red apple, onion and gouda combination.
We have been making grilled cheese with apple and onion for years, but I haven’t had it for a long time. I had forgotten how delicious it was. In my countless variations on the sandwich, my favourite was when I added some mayonnaise, tomato and mustard to the gouda and red onion and apple, which, dare I say it, may have improved on our classic combination. It is tangy from the mustard, sweet and crunchy from the apple, and gooey from a generous slab of cheese sandwiched between hearty rye bread and toasted in a pan with butter, until crispy.
This sandwich is the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner. Even a snack if you’re feeling hungry. I would eat it at any hour of every day. It’s not really something that I have to wait to be in the mood for. Stick one in front of me, and I will certainly eat and enjoy it. It’s deliciousness bypasses any time, mood or season.
Multiply amounts depending on how many sandwiches you are making. You want a generous but single layer of each element.
Layer one slice of pumpernickel with a layer of gouda, layer of apple, onion, tomato, dijon mustard and mayonnaise. Close sandwich.
Heat up a medium pan over medium heat.
Melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
Slowly cook the sandwich until cheese is melty. About 3 minutes.
Flip with spatula add 1/2 tablespoon of butter to the pan and repeat on other side.
Red Apple and Onion Grilled Cheese Recipe was last modified: October 19, 2014 by
Thank you so much for the recipe, definitely a flavor like no other, we enjoyed every bite!
You’re very welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it.