Grilled Cheese, Apple, and Thyme Sandwich


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 sandwiches


  • 3 teaspoons butter, softened

  • 4 slices cinnamon-raisin bread

  • ½ Granny Smith apple - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced

  • cup shredded Gruyere cheese

  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed


  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)

497 Calories
25g Fat
53g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 497
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 409mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 15g 52%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 138mg 689%
Calcium 793mg 61%
Iron 19mg 103%
Potassium 593mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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