Whip up a satisfying Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich. Food historians tend to agree that cooked bread and cheese combinations were ancient foods known across most continents and cultures. The earliest recipes are found in Ancient Roman cookbooks. Modern grilled cheese sandwiches descended from these ancient recipes. This recipe pairs up healthful apples with Swiss cheese - yummy!
1 slice Swiss cheese or Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 sliced apple
2 slices bread
Sugar to taste
Cinnamon to taste
First, toast the slices of bread.
Add the cheese and arrange the slices of apple on the cheese. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
Grill until cheese is melted and lightly golden.
Yield: 1 serving.
Grilled cheese and apple: Grill red and green apple slices with cheese slices on cinnamon-raisin bread.
- Goverment issued cookbooks tell us World War II Navy cooks broiled hundreds of "American cheese filling sandwiches" in ship's kitchens.
- In the 1940s and 50s these sandwiches were open-faced and usually made with prepackaged grated American Cheddar cheese.
- It wasn't long before school cafeterias and other institutional kitchens followed suit. The usual accompaniment? Tomato soup. Tomato soup added a healthy dose of Vitamin C. Excess sodium was not an issue in those days.
- By the 1960s, the top piece of bread became standard.
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