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Caramelized Red Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese sandwhich halves on a cutting board next to red apples
  • Serves: 2
  • Yield: 2

A sweet and savory grilled cheese sandwich using Idaho apples, onions, cheese, butter and bread.

Categorized: AppetizersEntrées


  • 4 slices hearty, whole grain Idaho bread
  • 2 thick slices Idaho cheddar cheese
  • 1-2 Tbsp Idaho butter
  • 1 tart Idaho apple, sliced
  • 1/2 red Idaho onion, thinly sliced


  • Cut each sandwich into fours and serve as an appetizer.


  • Lightly spray with a skillet with non-stick spray.

  • Add sliced onion to skillet over medium heat.

  • Cook onions until soft, light brown and caramelized, stirring occasionally – about 5 minutes. Set aside.

  • Toast bread lightly in the toaster so it is more crisp (optional).

  • Lightly spread butter on one side of each slice.

  • With the skillet over medium, add two slices of bread buttered side down and top each with one slice of cheese. Then top with a healthy portion of caramelized onion and sliced apple and top with the other slice of bread – buttered side up.

  • Cook on each side until golden brown and crisp – 2-3 minutes – being careful not to burn.