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 with caramelized onions: Great flavors in an easy-to-make sandwich.

Granny Smith Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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


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.

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