Apple Butter Brie Grilled Cheese

Why are my grilled cheese photos never as good as the grilled cheese itself? If the picture isn’t very good, I know people will be less likely to make it, so I usually don’t post it, but this one was special. When I tried a bite of this sandwich, I knew I could never top it! It’s like when you’re trying on dresses and you put on the one you weren’t really sure about and didn’t love, and it ends up looking BOMB! Guys…uhh…it’s cheese and bread—are you convinced? Honestly, that could probably convince anyone 🙂

Hey, guess what’s special about this apple butter? I made it myself, tree to mason jar. I used apples we picked at Perry Lowe Orchards, cooked them down slow with some spices and maple syrup, and wound up with four jars of deliciousness in spreadable form. If you’ve never made homemade apple butter before, it’s easy-peasy—all you do is toss it all in a slow cooker and cook it down all day, no big kettles and hours of stirring needed! Half Baked Harvest has a great recipe—check out hers if you don’t have one of your own! Even if you don’t have homemade apple butter, your grilled cheese won’t be any less delicious (it’s got brie on it—how could it be bad?) Homemade or store-bought, apple butter and brie is the perfect combination to usher in the fall weather. Enjoy this wonderful grilled cheese!

Ingredients

  • 2 slices French or sourdough bread
  • A few slices brie cheese
  • A few slices cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 tablespoons apple butter
  • Handful of arugula
  • 1/2 small Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 sprigs thyme, plucked from stems
  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Layer all ingredients (except olive oil) between slices of bread
  2. Heat 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pan over high heat
  3. Once it gets hot, place sandwich in pan, reduce heat to medium-low, and toast each side 1-3 min, pressing down lightly with a spatula to melt the cheese
  4. Remove from heat and enjoy!

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