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The Yankee Kitchen: Apple Mustard Grilled Cheese

The Yankee Kitchen: Apple Mustard Grilled Cheese
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Yankee Magazine’s Lifestyle Editor, Amy Traverso show you a recipe from her new book, The Apple Lovers Cookbook. It is an Apple Mustard Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Different flavors of love pressed between bread slices. Enjoy.

Hi, I’m Amy Traverso, Lifestyle Editor at Yankee Magazine. Today I’m going to share one of my favorite recipes from my book, “The Apple Lover’s Cookbook.” It’s a grilled cheese sandwich that has apples and mustard in it. If that sounds strange to you, apples, cheddar, and mustard are a fantastic combination. The other thing I love about this recipe is that you get a nice pressed, crispy, gooey sandwich without needing a Panini press, which is one of those extra appliances that I don’t have room for in my kitchen. I’m not sure about you. If you have a Panini press, that’s great, use it, but I’m going to show you how to do it without that.

You need two heavy skillets. Cast iron is great. And you want one of them to be larger than the other. Set them both over medium heat and let them get hot.

Meanwhile, butter one side of each bread slice and lay the slices butter side down on your cutting board. Spread equal portions of mustard on two of the bread slices. Divide up the cheese slices and divide up the apple slices into two portions and lay them on top of the mustard. Top the sandwiches with the remaining bread slices buttered side up.

Lay the sandwiches in the large skillet and cook until the bottom is brown, three to four minutes. Then flip them over. Set the preheated smaller skillet on top of the sandwich so it functions as a press. If your skillet isn’t very heavy, you can weigh it down with a water-filled kettle or a few large cans of tomatoes or something like that.

Cook until both sides are evenly browned, about two minutes more.

So there you have a fabulous ooey-gooey grilled cheese, mustard and apple sandwich. For this and other great apple recipes, you can go to

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