What’s the big deal about an Apple and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich? No big deal really, except that it is a really good sandwich. Apple and Cheddar cheese is a match made in heaven. You can use them in sandwiches, salads, muffins, soufflés, pies, scones, etc. A thin slice of sharp cheese on a slice of raw apple is something I like and comprehend. In New England and the Midwest, in the US, they apparently have a tradition of serving apple pie topped with cheese!
Apple pie as it is, warm from the oven? Yes, definitely. Apple Pie with ice-cream or whipped cream? Yes, so long as there’s Apple Pie. Apple Pie with Cheese? Not for me, as much as I like the combination of apple and cheese. I knew certain varieties of apples pair better with certain kinds of cheese. I didn’t know that different kinds of Cheddar cheese also paired better with certain varieties of apples!
Making an Apple and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich is no rocket science. Layer sliced apple and shaved Cheddar cheese or slices on multigrain bread; add some mustard and honey sauce, raw onion, and fresh oregano. Top with a slice of bread. Wash that down with fresh juice and you have a filling, healthy and satisfying meal.
If you would like to take this to the next level, grill the sandwich. It gives the concept of a grilled cheese sandwich a new meaning. I knew that certain apples pair well with certain cheeses. I never knew that apples and Cheddar cheese combinations were a fine art.
I had Fuji apples and a mildly sharp Cheddar and that’s what I used. I’m partial to mustard and honey and will use it in my sandwiches if it fits the flavour combination. I had English mustard paste on hand so that’s what I used for the sauce. You can use Dijon or whatever you have.
Apple and Cheddar Cheese Sandwich
- 1 large apple
- 1 tsp lime juice
- 1 1/2 tbsp mustard Dijon or English
- 1 1/2 tbsp honey
- 1 small onion sliced thin
- Sharp Cheddar cheese slices or shaved
- 4 slices multigrain bread
- butter optional
- Fresh oregano
- Freshly crushed pepper to taste
- Core the apple and slice it thin. Toss it in the lime juice and keep aside. Mix the mustard paste and the honey till smooth. Adjust with more honey or mustard to suit your taste.
- You can lightly butter the bread slices if you like. I don’t. Place two slices of bread on a board or plate. Place the apple slices on both, equally divided. Then arrange the cheese. Top with sliced onions and then drizzle the mustard honey sauce over this. Add the crushed pepper and then add the fresh oregano. Top with the remaining slices of bread. Your sandwiches are ready. Enjoy!