Grilled Cheddar and Apple Sandwiches

My first Mother’s Day was a great one. Breakfast in the city, a new pair of shoes, and a run with my two favorite people, one of whom clearly had the time of her life.

Ellie (okay, fine… Mike) gave me a 12-pack of Gu, which was a little interesting to explain to my kids when they asked me what I got for Mother’s Day. The concept of long-run fueling is kind of foreign to them and they really couldn’t understand why I’d get excited about a box of goo.

Anyway, we had a lot of meals out this weekend, so I was pretty excited to put together a week full of good, homemade dinners.

I pretty much consider Beth my food twin. We definitely have very similar taste, and when she posted this sandwich I knew I would make it. I just didn’t realize it would take me this long.

It’s not exactly the season for apples, but the Fujis at my favorite grocery store are still completely delicious (especially with melted cheddar cheese on sourdough).

I added some sauteed shallots (and Mike added a bunch of HP sauce) and it was fantastic. Thanks (as always) for the inspiration, Beth!

Grilled Cheddar and Apple Sandwiches


  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 Fuji apple, thinly sliced
  • whole grain mustard


  1. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium. Add the shallot and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 15 minutes (or until very soft).
  2. Spread the mustard on one piece of bread and top with cheese, apples, and shallots. Top with another piece of bread.
  3. Cook in a skillet with a little melted butter until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden and crisp.

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