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Meatless Mondays: Apple and Gruyere Grilled Cheese

This Monday I’m bringing you a very interesting recipe that Aaron discovered while searching for meatless recipes. I’m usually adventurous with food and for me, this green apple and gruyere sandwich was an adventure.

I was pleasantly surprised. Although, I don’t feel like it’s a total meal. It seems like more of a snack. But I feel the same way about a pb&j sandwich and Aaron thinks that’s nuts. He’ll eat a pb&j for an entire meal, while I fix one for dessert.

This sandwich was incredibly easy to make.

Butter the outside slices of your bread and prep it for the grill by adding the cheese, apples, then honey and a little salt and pepper.

When we made these sandwiches we did this step backwards; we put the plain slice on the grill first and were left with having to do a hail-Mary and throw the loaded slice on top. So when you get to this point, make sure you put the loaded slice on the grill first and then put the plain slice on top.

And here is the beautiful final product. It’s fairly healthy and easy to make; something to throw together when you’re in a hurry.

Here is the link for the recipe.


  • 8 slices Roman Meal Bread (we used plain Mrs. Baird’s bread)
  • 8 teaspoons softened butter
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper


  1. Preheat large heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Spread 1 side of each slice of bread with 1 teaspoon butter. Place 4 slices bread, butter side down, into skillet.
  3. Layer apple slices, cheese and honey evenly onto bread in skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with remaining bread, butter side up, creating 4 sandwiches.
  4. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until the bottom slices of bread are golden brown. Carefully flip each sandwich. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  • Kim - It looks really good! I can see what you mean about seeming more like a snack though. My hubby is such a huge meat eater, but I've found that we can go meatless if there's beans involved. Guess it just fills him up more. Quinoa is a really great option for meatless too, have you ever had it? Very filling. And I've just got to say…I love your pictures! You know someone's a great photographer when they can make preparing a sandwich look like art. 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Maddy - Looks delish!! I need to get more adventurous with my sandwiches. Ham & cheese just isn't cutting it anymore 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Joe D - Okay, I had everything else, so I picked up some Grueyerywerhlvenhaven (Spelling, I know) cheese. I seriously tried this sandwich only because of how weird it sounded, and I have to say, miss, I think the dogs peed themselves when I literally yelled with delight after taking my first bite.

    Best sandwich I've had in years. Thanks for the recipe! ReplyCancel

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