GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
So it’s apple season. I must admit that it’s been creeping into many of my recipes but I don’t mind one bit because it’s fall and it’s time for all things apple. Grilled cheese is something that I’ve always had a love affair with; there’s something about the buttery, toasted bread and the gooey cheese that gets me every time. Most of my grilled cheese sandwiches are pretty simple, it’s typically white bread and American cheese but sometimes I use artisan breads, fancy cheeses, vegetables and meats. Since it’s apple season, I decided to toss SweeTango® apples in the mix. SweeTango is a hybrid of Honeycrisp and Zestar! apples; introduced in 2009, it is a seasonal apple that is only distributed in the fall.
Check here to see where it’s available in your area. SweeTango apples are a great snacking apple, so it was perfect in the recipe because the apples remain crisp. The salty bacon and creamy Muenster cheese really complemented the sweetness of the apples. I chose Muenster because it’s a mild cheese that melts really well and didn’t overpower the natural flavor of the apples. I’m giving away 12 SweeTango apples along with a canvas market bag, a miniature wooden cutting board, paring knife and an apple cutter valued at $75 to one lucky winner!
To enter the giveaway simply answer the question below in the comment section. Good luck and be sure to visit SweeTango on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Friday 10/16.
Have you ever tried a SweeTango apple?
SweeTango Giveaway Details:
SweeTango giveaway prize includes a dozen SweeTango apples, a canvas market bag, a SweeTango engraved miniature wooden cutting board, a paring knife and an apple cutter. This giveaway is open to US residents only.
SweeTango Grilled Cheese Sandwich
2 slices sourdough bread
2 pieces of cooked bacon cut in half
½ SweeTango apple cored and sliced thinly
4 slices of Muenster cheese
1 tbsp room temperature butter
To make the grilled cheese sandwich, place 2 slices of cheese on one slice of bread then top with sliced apples and bacon. Add remaining two slices of cheese on top, then top the other slice of bread. Butter the top of the sandwich then flip and repeat. Place a nonstick skillet over medium low heat, then place sandwich onto the skillet. Cook for about 3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown; cheese should be melted. If the cheese isn’t melted, then the heat is too high. Remove from pan and serve warm.
I was compensated for this post but all opinions are mine. Prizes provided by SweeTango.
I’ve never heard of SweeTango apples, but they sure look good in this grilled cheese sandwich. Btw, I love your blog! It’s a staple in this Guyanese home.
Thanks Shana, and thank you for your support! Good Luck!
No I have not tried SweeTango Apples! And your grilled cheese looks amazing!
Terri, it’s a great apple! Thank you and good luck!
I’ve never tried a SweeTango apple before but I’d love to! This grilled cheese sandwich looks amazing!
Never tried apples with cheese. Well it’s unheard of in Guyana, but will give this recipe a try when I get some SweeTango apples!
Venessa, I know it’s not a part of our cuisine but it’s very common to serve raw apples with cheese as a snack or appetizer.
I don’t think that I have eaten SweeTango apples but I will certainly look for them locally. Your sandwich looks deli cious. I like the use of Muenster cheese. It gives the sandwich lots of contrast to the red edges of the paples.
Thanks Merle, good luck!
Ever thought of using mayo on your bread? One of my frneids told me that her grandmother spreads mayo on the bread before grilling it so it gives it a more rich flavor. Just a thought. I’ve never tried it so i don’t know how it tastes, but my friend swore she’s never had better tasting grilled cheese than her grandma’s but of course it could be her being a bit bias.