Grilled Havarti Sandwich with Spiced Apples
A scrumptious grilled cheese sandwich filled with creamy, mild Havarti cheese and tender slices of sweetened and spiced sautéed Granny Smith apples.
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons butter, softened - divided use
2 Granny Smith apples, cored and thinly sliced
4 to 6 tablespoons sugar, to taste
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
8 thick slices rustic round loaf bread (French or Italian)
8 thin slices Wisconsin Havarti Cheese
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add apples, sugar, cinnamon and cardamom; cook about 7 minutes, stirring frequently until most of the apple juices are reduced and the fruit is coated with a syrup. Remove pan from heat. Set aside.
- Place four slices of bread on a griddle. Top each with one slice of Havarti Cheese, 1/4 of the spiced apples, another slice of Havarti and top with remaining slices of bread. Butter sandwich tops. Turn over and butter again.
- Place griddle over medium heat. Brown on each side 3 to 5 minutes, until golden and Havarti begins to melt. Cool 5 minutes before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.