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5 from 2 votes

Johnny Apple Cheese

Course Main Dish
Author Kevin VanBlarcum & James Edward Davis


  • 2 slices whole grain bread
  • 4 slices Adirondack cheddar cheese
  • 1 granny smith apple
  • 3 strips of bacon


  1. Grease one side of each slice of bread and place in a pan on medium heat, greased side down. Place the cheddar on the bread so that all of the bread is covered. Thinly slice the granny smith apple and place it on one slice of bread so the cheese and bread are completely covered. Add bacon strips to the other slice of bread and cheese. Once the cheese is melted, put the sandwich together and
  2. tada!
  3. You are all set.

Recipe Notes


This one has a lot to work with for something so simple. A good European-style lager will do well to complement the sharpness of the cheddar and the smoky flavor from the bacon. Heineken and Grolsch would both do fine, but for those looking to accentuate the apple, why not try it with a cider? Although not beer, anyone trying this on a warm sunny day shouldn’t shy away from a nice Angry Orchard or Naked Flock to hit the notes a beer wouldn’t.

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