Apple and Gouda Grilled Cheese Sandwich
As you know we recently took a trip up to Julian to do some apple picking. Ever since I first stepped into the orchard, I have been thinking of recipes that I can use the little beauties in. Of course they are a delightful snack, as well as baked into some wonderful goodies. This is a very simple and tasty recipe that I decided to try out first. Apples and Gouda are a combination that I was introduced to as a child. I was very fortunate to be able to go on vacations with my parents to the island of St. Maarten. The island is half Dutch and half French, and filled with more fresh cheeses that I can probably even name. I very much remember them always buying fresh slices of Gouda, and pairing it with apple slices. The sharp notes of the Gouda and the crisp sweet apple are a delicious combination together. The sandwich part of this dish came in, when I saw the fresh baguette staring me down from the counter top. It was a Roasted Garlic Baguette, and what better way to use it then as a different version of a melty grilled cheese. This sandwich would be great with any fresh baguette, so don't feel like you have to go and hunt down a Roasted Garlic one.
Makes 3 Sandwiches
- 1 Baguette cut into thirds.
- 8-10 Slices of Gouda Cheese
- 2 Apples, Thinly Sliced ( I used a mandoline)
- About 1 tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Slice each piece of bread in half, and spread evenly with the Dijon Mustard.
- Place 2 to 3 slices of Gouda on a sandwich alternating sides, then top with the sliced apples.
- Place the sandwiches on a baking sheet, and place in the oven for 4-5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.