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Cinnamon apple butter grilled cheese

This is the Cinnamon apple butter grilled cheese recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
Yields 4 Servings
cinnamon apple butter grilled cheese


  • 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
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Spread cinnamon apple butter over slices of bread.

Divide cheese, apple and bacon among 4 slices of bread. Top with remaining slices.

Butter outside of sandwiches, and cook in a skillet on medium heat for 4–5 min on each side.

Cut grilled cheese in half and enjoy.

Homemade cinnamon apple butter

In a large saucepan, cook apples with lemon juice on medium-high for about 15 min or until apples are tender.

Using a hand blender, purée apples in the saucepan until smooth. Mix in maple syrup and cinnamon.

Cook on medium heat for 45 more min, stirring occasionally, to concentrate flavours and obtain a buttery texture.

Once cooled, transfer to jars and store in the refrigerator.


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.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 603 Calories
Protein: 27 g
Carbohydrate: 58 g
Fat: 30 g
Fibre: 8.1 g
Sodium: 887 mg
Energy: 71 Calories
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fibre: 1.7 g

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 37 % / 409 mg
Phosphorus: 42 %
Selenium: 95 %
Vitamin B12: 34 %
Zinc: 40 %

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 1 % / 10 mg
Magnesium: 2 %
Riboflavin: 5 %
Vitamin B6: 3 %
Vitamin C: 10 %