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Turkey Apple Grilled Cheese


  • 4 slices whole-wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 ounces freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 firm tart or semi-tart apple – thinly sliced, such as Granny Smith, Fuji, or Honeycrisp
  • 6 ounces Turkey
  • 1 tablespoon light butter spread



  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium low or preheat your panini press to medium high.
  2. Spread all four slices of bread with 1 tablespoon apple butter each. For each sandwich, layer one of the slices with half of the sage, half of the cheese, a layer of apple slices, and the turkey. Place the remaining bread slices on top, apple-butter-side down.
  3. Butter the outsides of the sandwich, then once the skillet is warm or the panini press is preheated, grill on stovetop (cooking each side for 2 to 4 minutes until the bread is toasty and golden—low and slow will guarantee the most melty, perfectly cooked grilled cheese) or place in the panini press, using additional butter or nonstick spray as needed to prevent sticking.
  4. Slice and enjoy hot.


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