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Grilled Cheese, Apple, and Thyme Sandwich

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"The cinnamon-raisin bread adds a touch of sweetness to the creamy Gruyere cheese, the apples add a little crunch and pop of tartness, and the thyme gives it freshness with just a tease of its flavor, just enough to make this sandwich special."
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20 m servings 496
Original recipe yields 2 servings (2 sandwiches)


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  1. Spread butter on 1 side of each slice of bread; flip, so that buttered sides are facing down. Top 2 slices of bread with apple slices, 1/3 cup Gruyere cheese, and a sprinkle of thyme leaves. Place the other 2 slices of bread on top, buttered sides facing up.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add sandwiches to the hot pan and cook until bread has toasted and cheese has slightly melted, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip carefully using a spatula, pressing down lightly. Cook sandwiches until golden brown and cheese has melted, 3 to 4 minutes more, watching and adjusting heat if necessary to keep bread from burning before cheese has melted.
  3. Transfer sandwiches to a plate, slice in 1/2 diagonally, and serve immediately.


  • Cook's Note:
  • If Gruyere cheese is not available, Swiss cheese may be substituted.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 496 calories; 24.7 53.2 24 65 409 Full nutrition

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Used Laughing Cow original Swiss because that’s what I had and it spreads nicely. It was one of the best sandwiches I have had in a long time. Told about 3 people how delicious it was.

Genius idea, with my favorite cheese! I made one sandwich as written (on raisin bread) and the other on sourdough bread. My hubby & I each had 1/2 of both. They were delicious, but being more...

This was an easy and quick recipe. I used Challah Bread, so additional cheese was necessary. Next time, I would mix the thyme into the shredded cheese for more even distribution. I think the in...