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Apple Butter Grilled Cheese

 Thick slices of oatmeal bread are spread with apple butter, sprinkled with sharp cheddar, buttered, and then grilled to warm toasty perfection. Apple Butter Grilled Cheese is sweet and savory — perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Apple Butter Grilled Cheese

Apple Butter Grilled Cheese.


I know! Why did I never think of this before now?

Recently Musselman’s contacted me to share some awesome summer recipes and a steady supply of their Apple Butter. I don’t know why I had apple butter assigned to fall for food seasons in my head (you have those, right?); maybe it was because of the apples?

Anyway, I couldn’t have been more wrong! I have had a ton of fun making summery things out of this sweet appley spread, starting with this Apple Butter Grilled Cheese.

Grilled Cheese with Apple Butter

With summer vacation looming I still have hungry little boys on the brain. Lunch fast becomes our main meal come summertime and they do love grilled cheese.

Spreading some apple butter on the bread before grilling it was like putting frosting on a cake. It is SO GOOD!

Apple Butter Grilled Cheese Recipe

Thick slices of buttery bread, melty sharp white cheddar cheese, and sweet apple butter. Simple. Perfect.

I also might have eaten these for breakfast. And they kind of might even taste appropriate for dessert. Apple Butter Love.

Cheddar Cheese and Apple Butter Grilled Cheese

This post was sponsored by Musselman’s Apple Butter. I was compensated with free product, but all opinions here are my own.

If you love apple butter recipes I have so many more!! You’ll love this Apple Butter Spice Cake, these awesome little Apple Butter Cheese Crackers, Apple Butter Pulled Pork, and the crowning glory… Pulled Pork Pizza.

You also will probably want to make this easy Applesauce Snack Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, and!!!

Blueberry Bread Pudding with Whiskey Butter Sauce — all good treats from the Knorr foods family.


Apple Butter Grilled Cheese
Yield: many!

Apple Butter Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Sweet and savory, perfect for any meal, thia Apple Butter Grilled


  • thick slices of hearty bread
  • Musselman's Apple Butter
  • sliced sharp white cheddar cheese
  • butter


  1. Heat a skillet over medium high heat (or use an electric griddle).
  2. Spread one side of each slice of bread with the apple butter.
  3. Butter the hot skillet (I just turn the stick of butter over and rub the skillet with it).
  4. Lay the slices of bread apple butter side up in the buttered skilet.
  5. Place slices of cheese on top of the apple butter on each piece. Let the bread get toasty and the cheese start to melt a little and then make sandwiches by matching the halves up (cheese to cheese).
  6. Press gently to melt the sides together. Flip if desired. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Cholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g


Heather Howard

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I like the Musselman's page on FB.

Heather Howard

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I have a recipe for Apple Butter Bars w/ icing....So yummy! Never thought of the sandwich idea, I will trying it!

Sandy Whitmore

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I saw this on Facebook. I love applebutter on almost anything. I tried the grilled cheese sandwich and loved it!

David Gadberry

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I like to use apple sauce for an ice cream topping along with walnuts for crunch. The sandwich sounds awesome! Would like the recipe cards. Thank you

Rebecca Talton

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I grew up eating apple butter with home made biscuits. Your recipe sounds like a new and declicious way to enjoy a very old treat!