Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

by Kristen on February 23, 2012 · 24 comments

Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

I live in a part of the city called Gastown; named after Captain John ‘Gassy Jack’ Deighton who, in 1867, became the area’s first settler and notorious saloon owner.  By the 1930′s there were more than 300 licensed drinking establishments (and, I would think, an uncountable number of men stumbling home with whiskey on their breath) in the 12 blocks that make up Gastown. While we certainly can’t compete with the area’s heyday in terms of numbers, we are still known as the number one spot in the city to quench your thirst.

Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

You’re probably thinking: what does any of this have to do with a grilled cheese sandwich?

The answer: not much. Except that I was sipping on a cocktail at The Diamond (one of my fav bars in the area) when I ate this sandwich.

Gooey melted cheese, sweet and crunchy apple and spicy sriracha butter =  damn close to perfection. Have I mentioned that it is also fast and easy to make?

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Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter
 
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Rich and cheesy with a little crunch and a touch of spice.
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Recipe type: Sandwich
Ingredients
  • Bread, 2 slices per sandwich
  • Cheese (I used cheddar and parmesan but think brie would be extra delicious)
  • Apple, cored and sliced
  • Sriracha butter
  • Butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Butter one slice of bread with sriracha butter. Add cheese, apple slices and more cheese. Top with the other piece of bread.
  2. Butter the outside of each slice of bread.
  3. Heat a small frying pan over medium/low heat. Add sandwich and cover. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted and the bread is brown.
  4. Enjoy!

 

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1. Bacon, Caramelized Onion and Chipotle Aioli Sandwich

2. Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

3. Roast Beef Sandwich with Radishes and Spicy Wasabi

4. Chipotle and Orange Pulled Chicken with a Southwest Slaw

5. Prosciutto, Blue Cheese and Candied Pecan Panini

6. Oyster Po’boy with Sweet Onion Relish, Chipotle Aioli and a Side of Sesame Slaw

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Jennifer

Delicious flavours! This looks incredible!

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Kristen

Thanks, Jennifer!!

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Melanie

I want to jump inside this sandwich and get reeeaaalll cozy. Is that weird?

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Kristen

You really did make me laugh out loud. It would be awfully hot and spicy in there but if you’re like me and love the heat, I say go for it, jump inside! ;)

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Tessa

Lovely sandwich! What got me was the sriracha butter… Sriracha is one of my favorite condiments. Great idea!

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Kristen

Hi Tessa,

I love sriracha too! The more places I can use it the better :) Hope you enjoy eating the sandwich as much as I did!!

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Smallfat

Quick question – looking at this picture (and the previous post on how you made the sriracha butter) it looks as though there are bits of crushed chilli? The sriracha sauce we get here is a homogeneous red paste in a squeezy bottle. Are you using sambal oelek?

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Kristen

That’s a good question! The label on the bottle I have says sriracha, but I have also bought sambal oelek in the past and it has looked exactly the same. I always figured they must be the same thing, but maybe the bottles I buy are just labeled wrong.

I think it would be delicious made with any kind of hot spicy sauce so I’d go ahead and use whatever you have on hand :)

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Awesomepie

Tried this with Dubliner cheese we found at Trader Joe’s along with a pink lady apple. Oh, my God. This stuff is dangerous, it’s so good!

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Kristen

What a great idea to add apple!!

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Patrick Nolan

Thank you so much for the siracha butter idea. Getting that condiment on the outside of the sandwich delivers the flavor without making the inside too soupy. I was going to use an A’njou pear that I had on hand in place of the apple but found that it wasn’t yet ripe. I substituted a smear of Dalmatia fig spread and it’s heaven! LOVE so many things you’re doing on this blog and I adore your idea for a supper club.

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Kristen

Thank you so much, Patrick!!

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Skywalk Deli

One of our most popular sandwiches is a pear and bleu cheese grilled cheese. We serve it on cranberry sourdough from a local bakery and blend the bleu cheese with cream cheese in our Robot Coup to get it nice and smooth. Half of a thinly sliced pear (we use Anjou) and grill it up. Awesome. For meat eaters we recommend adding our thick-sliced peppered bacon.

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