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Cinnamon apple butter grilled cheese

Recipe details

Servings: 4
Time: Under 30 minutes

Cooking tip: When cooking a grilled cheese sandwich filled with other ingredients, cover the skillet with a lid or aluminum foil so the centre gets hot without burning the bread.

Cheese alternatives: Canadian Swiss cheese, Gouda, Aged Cheddar.


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cinnamon apple butter, homemade or store-bought
  • 8 slices multigrain bread
  • 6 oz (180 g) Canadian firm cheese, sliced
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • Butter at room temperature

Homemade cinnamon apple butter:

  • 20 McIntosh apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup or sugar
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp (2-5 mL) cinnamon


  1. Spread cinnamon apple butter over slices of bread.
  2. Divide cheese, apple and bacon among 4 slices of bread. Top with remaining slices.
  3. Butter outside of sandwiches, and cook in a skillet on medium heat for 4–5 min on each side.
  4. Cut grilled cheese in half and enjoy.

Homemade cinnamon apple butter

  1. In a large saucepan, cook apples with lemon juice on medium-high for about 15 min or until apples are tender.
  2. Using a hand blender, purée apples in the saucepan until smooth. Mix in maple syrup and cinnamon.
  3. Cook on medium heat for 45 more min, stirring occasionally, to concentrate flavours and obtain a buttery texture.
  4. Once cooled, transfer to jars and store in the refrigerator.


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Cinnamon apple butter grilled cheese

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Nutrition Information

per serving

Calories 603
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 58 g
Fat 30 g
Fibre 8.1 g
Sodium 887 mg
Calcium 409 mg

Homemade cinnamon apple butter (per serving of 30 mL)
Calories 71
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fibre 1.7 g