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French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese

10 Ingredients or less - No water - One-pan - Solo travel

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French onion and apple grilled cheese

French Onion & Apple Grilled Cheese

Meat Based
A sweet and savory twist to the classic grilled cheese sandwich that is perfect for fall. Pan fried until the cheese is melty and the bread is crisp! Vegetarian? Leave out the ham.
5 from 1 vote
10 Ingredients or less – No water – One-pan – Solo travel
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 2 people
Diet Meat Based


  • Skillet


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup thinly sliced white onions
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1 gala apple de-seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 slices ham
  • 4 slices white cheddar cheese
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Melt 1 tbsp of butter in skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add onions and cook until they are soft and caramelized about 20 minutes
  • Add the apple sauce and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • Assemble the grilled cheese. Bread, cheese, apples, ham, caramelized onions, another cheese and topped with the bread
  • Butter both sides and grill on a medium-high skillet until golden brown and the cheese is melted


Calories: 626kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 27gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 1045mgPotassium: 498mgFiber: 7gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 976IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 525mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Easy, easy prep, one pan, Onion, quick, sandwich, Simple
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