Grilled Cheese with Apple and Caramelized Onions

  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1 tbsp fresh Thyme chopped
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter room temp + 2 tbsp for caramelizing onions
  • 1 honeycrisp apple thinly sliced
  • 2 large yellow onions sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 oz brie cheese sliced
  • Staples: Olive oil kosher salt, pepper

Caramelize your onions first. Heat 2 tbsp unsalted butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add the onions, stir every few minutes. At 10 minutes, add 1 tsp kosher salt. Continue to cook, stirring every few minutes for an additional 30-40 minutes until golden. Add 1 tbsp water if the skillet starts to look dry.

To prep the other ingredients:

Combine chopped Thyme with 4tbsp butter and a pinch of salt

Grate the cheddar cheese

Remove the rind from the brie cheese and slice into 1/2 inch slices

Slice the apple

To assemble, lay down a non-buttered piece of bread. Top with brie cheese, then cheddar cheese, then apples in a single layer slightly overlapping, then ¼ cup caramelized onions, then additional cheddar cheese, ending with the top piece of bread. Spread 1 tbsp Thyme butter on the top piece of bread.

Heat a skillet on medium heat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Place the sandwiches in buttered side down. Spread the remaining butter evenly on the tops of the exposed bread. Cook on each side for about 6 minutes until golden. Serve warm & enjoy!