Granny Smith Grilled Cheese With Caramelized Onions Recipe

Granny Smith grilled cheese with caramelized onions recipe

Summertime cooking can be tricky if you’re looking to avoid using the oven or stove.

I find that using a portable indoor grill works really well in these situations. That way, you can still make hot food without heating up the whole kitchen.

This sandwich I made the other day was really tasty.

The tart apples, sweet onions, and creamy cheese were perfect sandwich companions.

I know that caramelizing onions is a long process, but know that it’s worth it to make a truly scrumptious sandwich.

Pro tip: As long as you’re making caramelized onions, make a big batch and freeze for future use.

Granny Smith grilled cheese with caramelized onions

No Panini Press? No Problem.

A panini press isn’t necessary to make a grilled sandwich like this one. I simply used my George Foreman Grill to make a perfectly toasted sandwich.

Just prop the lower edge up on a cutting board so none of the ingredients slide off. If you don’t have a George Foreman Grill, you can find one at pretty much any garage sale or thrift shop. I see them all the time!

Not Sure How To Caramelize Onions?

Instructions can be found in my French onion soup recipe post.


Granny Smith Grilled Cheese
Yield: 1 sandwich

Granny Smith Grilled Cheese

Make sure to slice the apples quite thin. I used a knife, but you could use a mandoline slicer to make uniform slices.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


For each sandwich

  • 2 slices multigrain bread
  • Brie cheese slices
  • Granny Smith apple slices
  • Caramelized onions
  • Butter


  1. To assemble sandwiches, spread brie cheese on bread, top with apple slices, lay on a few caramelized onion slices, and top with another slice of bread. Butter the exposed sides of the bread.
  2. Place on preheated grill and heat for a few minutes, until cheese is melted and bread is toasted. On my George Foreman Grill, this took about four minutes.

3 Responses to “Granny Smith Grilled Cheese With Caramelized Onions Recipe”

  1. 1

    Aiza — July 20, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

    Omg. I am in love with your blog! It inspired me in many ways (like making my food photography better, oops!) It’s amazing, keep up the good work 🙂

  2. 2

    Aiza — July 20, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    Wow! I love your blog and it has inspired me a real lot! love x

  3. 3

    jane — July 22, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    Thank you for another great recipe !!! 🙂

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