Apple Grilled Cheese with Smoked Gouda and Fontina

Deborah Scott

Ingredients

  • 1/2  stick butter
  • yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 Cup  apple cider vinegar
  • Two  1/2-inch brioche
  • slices smoked Gouda
  • slices Fontina
  • Three  1/4-inch slice Granny Smith apples
  • slices cooked apple wood smoked bacon
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon  fig jam
  • 1 Ounce  clarified butter

This recipe hails from Vintana restaurant in San Diego, Calif., and pairs the likely combination of apples and nutty cheese for a unique and exciting grilled cheese. 

Directions

To make the caramelized apple-cider-braised onions, melt the butter in a small sauté pan, and caramelize the onions and garlic cloves. When the onions take on a thick brown consistency, deglaze the pan with the apple cider vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes. 

Heat a small nonstick skillet to medium-high and ladle the clarified butter in. Toast the slices of brioche on 1 side until golden. Place the cheese on each side of the bread and melt. While melting, place the apple slices, the onions, and the bacon slices in the pan to warm through. Spread the fig preserves on one side of the bread and stack to assemble the remaining ingredients. Press the 2 pieces of bread together and toast on each side until golden brown and the cheese has melted. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

4,607 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced, High Fiber Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

230%

Servings:

1
  • Fat 189g 290%
  • Carbs 581g 194%
  • Saturated 90g 452%
  • Fiber 39g 155%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 100g
  • Protein 132g 264%
  • Cholesterol 852mg 284%
  • Sodium 4,989mg 208%
  • Calcium 1,743mg 174%
  • Magnesium 280mg 70%
  • Potassium 2,482mg 71%
  • Iron 32mg 175%
  • Zinc 13mg 89%
  • Phosphorus 1,782mg 255%
  • Vitamin A 5,310IU 106%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 38%
  • Thiamin (B1) 5mg 308%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 5mg 283%
  • Niacin (B3) 50mg 249%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 75%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,091µg 273%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 53%
  • Vitamin D 6µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 6mg 31%
  • Vitamin K 26µg 32%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 62g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 18g
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