Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Grilled Cheese with Dilled Havarti and Sliced Apples

Havarti Grilled Cheese with ApplesIt’s getting downright chilly. So why not warm yourself up with some gooey grilled cheese sandwiches.

When most people think of grilled cheese, they might imagine American cheese on white bread. Well, I can barely eat that stuff now. Grilled cheese should have real cheese in it. There’s nothing better than some toasty bread with sharp cheddar cheese. But this recipe is a little different with the addition of fall fruit.

Havarti Grilled Cheese with ApplesA hearty wheat bread with dilled havarti cheese and some fresh fall apples sounded like a perfect fall lunch. After all fruit and cheese go together. And I was pleasantly surprised at how all the flavors melded together so well. The sweetness of the apples cut through the richness of the cheese. The wheat breads adds a wonderful nutty flavor. And I always love the fresh and invigorating flavor of dill

Havarti Grilled Cheese with ApplesAlmost any grocery store has Havarti with dill. It’s a semi-soft white cheese with lots of flavor. The dill gives it that refreshing taste that is made more apparent after it’s melted. For the apples, super-thin slices of Granny Smiths or other firm apples (Gala?) will go great with this. I used a mandoline to slice the apples for the perfect thickness.  

Havarti Grilled Cheese with Apples

Printable Version
  • 1-2 thinly sliced apples
  • Salted butter, softened
  • Honey whole wheat bread
  • Havarti dill cheese
  1. Slice apples thinly with a slicer or mandoline.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium-low heat. Meanwhile, spread butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. (I toast both sides with butter)
  3. Once the pan is warm, add 1 slice of bread buttered side down, and top with  the cheese and apples to your liking. Close with the second bread slice, buttered side up.
  4. Cook until bread is toasted and cheese is melted, about 3 minutes per side.

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