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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 sandwiches
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

497 calories; protein 24g 48% DV; carbohydrates 53.2g 17% DV; fat 24.7g 38% DV; cholesterol 64.5mg 22% DV; sodium 409mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2019
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2019
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/06/2019
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 of a 'savory gal' I preferred the one made on sourdough bread. Nevertheless what a terrific idea since I also like thinking outside of the (proverbial) box. Thanks:-) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2019
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 indicated cinnamon raisin bread would be very good. Maybe next time Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2020
Currently cooking it! I made my own cinnamon bread and picked the apple from my garden. Absolutely delicious! Read More