Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches

Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches
Are you ready for Fall apples and a nip in the air?   We are around here, Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches, showcase, sourdough bread, apples, cheese, and a little squeeze! 

The first thing we did this last Spring was plant fruit trees, three apples in particular.  Saturday we harvested about a dozen apples from our little trees…so happy apple week.

Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches

Grilled Jack Cheese and Applesauce Sandwiches were my cousin, Cheryl’s, college creation.  I traveled to see her and we made her blissful creations for all of her roommates and their dates.  We went through a huge brick of cheese, making sandwich after sandwich.  When the masses were full we finally got a chance to try one ourselves.  I’ve been a huge fan ever since, the bread is tangy, the applesauce is sweet, and the cheese is rich and gooey.  They are a gratifying twist on a traditional grilled cheese sandwich, toasted on a hot griddle.  More recently I have using my panini press and it is the best way to cook on and make it pretty!
Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches
I like to use sourdough bread, the best Jack Cheese out there, applesauce and a little butter.
Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches
Slather one side of both slices of bread with applesauce, add generous slices of cheese, slap it together, and lightly butter the tops.  Place it on a hot skillet, I use medium heat, and give it a little squeeze.  Watch it carefully and turn when it is golden brown.  Keep watching till the second side is toasty too.
Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches
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A fun twist on a traditional grilled cheese sandwich, Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches are crunchy on the outside and warm and sweet on the inside.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  • 8 slices of sourdough bread
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 1 pound Jack Cheese, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  1. Preheat a griddle or panini press.
  2. Spread applesauce on one side of each slice of bread
  3. Cover with sliced Jack Cheese
  4. Cover cheese with another slice of bread
  5. Butter top and bottom of each sandwich
  6. Grill till golden brown and cheese is melted
  7. Cut sandwiches in half
Grilled Jack Cheese Applesauce Sandwiches
Now slice it in half and serve it with a crunchy side salad, with fresh apples of course.

Toss sliced apples with baby greens, radicchio, toasted walnuts, and feta cheese.  Now stir some balsamic vinegar with a little pear chutney and some olive oil and it was a slightly sweet, pungent vinaigrette.   It was perfection…just saying….ever so humbly.

Enjoy this most glorious time of the year, and an apple {one way or another} each day.  

Thanks for stopping by! 

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Julie

    Would not of thought of adding applesauce to grilled cheese. Will have to try some time

  2. Julie Harward

    I make these too…love them! Yours looks so good! ;D

  3. Garden of Egan

    I would never have thought of applesauce and toasted cheese sandwiches! Where do you come up with stuff like this! Sounds scrumptious.

    Wow! Apples already from a newly planted tree?
    Amazing what a fruit tree will do when it’s not getting its roots frozen off 8 months out of the year. We’re supposed to get snow on Friday. Makes you miss it doesn’t it?

  4. Carol at Serendipity

    Sounds delicious. I will file this idea away for a later date. Today is damp and rainy so a beef stew is under way.

  5. Julie

    HI! Wish I were closer so we could enjoy an apple together. I’ve missed your posts! Sending hugs from the Midwest.

  6. Cathy

    What a yummy combination of ingredients for a grilled sandwich! I make grilled cheese all the time but never thought to spread on some applesauce.

  7. Debbie

    OK, I’m just about to DIE with this one! My husband loves the taste of apples and cheese more than just about anything (besides farina… the man is a farina nut.) He also loves grilled cheese sandwiches AND he loves applesauce, AND he loves MJ cheese the best of all.

    I am definitely going to introduce him to this treat when he gets home. He’ll just love it. Why, he might just pop the question all over again.

  8. jules

    I’ve never heard of that sandwich but it sure sounds delicious!

  9. Barbara

    Nothing better than a grilled cheese! And I love the apple salad with it…perfect marriage.

  10. Jacqueline

    All of your photos are fantabulous! I have had apples in the melted cheese sandwich before, but not with applesauce. Sounds wonderful. Just love the photo of the apples in the leaves.

    You are hysterical – a pot party!

  11. Jen-CraftOManiac

    GOOOOOD Morning this Saturday- I wanted to let you know that your “Talent” was featured over on COM today. xo-winks-jen


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