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Caramelized Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese

Ooey, gooey, and totally customizable, the grilled cheese might be one of the easiest, most perfect meals. No matter the cheese, the bread, or the extra veggies (or fruit!) you have on hand, a piping hot cheesy sandwich is just a few minutes away.

Here, we paired two types of cheeses, complementary sweet apples for texture, and salty prosciutto. Save time by incorporating a pre-made caramelized onion jam, though if you have a lot of onions on hand, caramelizing them is one way to use a lot in a single go.

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Caramelized Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese

  • Author: Misfits Market
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 4 slices sourdough or country style bread
  • Onion jam
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • ½ apple (or pear), thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup white cheddar, coarsely grated
  • ½ cup gouda, coarsely grated
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh sage, roughly chopped


  1. Start with a slice of bread and top with a generous smear of onion jam, 2 slices of prosciutto, a few slices of apple (or pear), and half of the cheddar and gouda cheeses. Place another slice of bread on top and press down firmly.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Carefully transfer assembled grilled cheese onto the pan and cook until golden and cheese has melted, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add ½ tablespoon of butter to the pan with a pinch of sage leaves. Let butter melt and swirl the pan so the grilled cheese can absorb the sage butter. Flip the sandwich over, cook until bread is golden, another 4-5 minutes, and repeat melting ½ tablespoon of butter in the pan with a pinch of sage leaves. Swirl the second side to absorb sage butter and remove grilled cheese from the pan.
  4. Repeat with remaining ingredients for a second grilled cheese, then serve immediately.

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