A few weeks back was National Grilled Cheese Day so naturally my entire day was consumed with imagining what type of grilled cheese I would make for dinner. While I am no food connoisseur, I do enjoy a well made grilled cheese. I decided to go with an Apple Brie Grilled Cheese (ABGC), here’s how you do it.
(PSA I know making a grilled cheese is one of the most basic things in the entire universe but I am treating this as if you have never made one in your life so bear with me.)
For ingredients, I stopped in at Trader Joe’s after work and picked up a loaf of regular sourdough sandwich bread (if you’re going to do this then DO IT RIGHT), pre-sliced apples and a hunk of brie. You will also need some sort of butter to get those beautiful brown toasty marks on your bread.
Next I took my pre-sliced apples and sliced them a bit thinner just because I didn’t want to be chomping on a huge slice of apple while enjoying this beauty. After that, I cut about half of the brie wedge into slices because I wanted cheese on BOTH SIDES of my bread and I have no shame.
Now there are a few ways you can toast your bread. I personally have a comal which is basically a seasoned cast iron skillet that my mama gave me and I use it for everything from grilled cheese to tortillas. Whatever your preference, let your pan get warmed up for a bit while you put butter on one side of your bread slice. Then lay that baby face down onto the heat and listen to the sweet sizzle. While it’s cooking, put butter on the other side of the bread as well. Let the original side simmer for a bit until it gets brown, then turn both slices over and let the other pre-buttered side cook. Now is when you add your delicious brie cheese to start melting. Give it about a minute or so, then add the apples to one slice and then sandwich that baby. Cook until you have reached your desired level of toastiness (I think I just made that word up but I’m okay with it) and then pull it off the fire. Let cool for a minute or so while everything settles together and then DIG IN.