pulled pork and apple grilled cheese sandwiches

★★★★★ 3
By Tammy Brownlow
from Dallas, TX

Pulled bbq pork...good...apple pie...good...grilled cheese...good...put them all together - a little slice of heaven. Sweet and smoky pulled pork with spiced baked apples and sharp white cheddar cheese grilled to perfection. This idea came about by trying to come up with a new way to enjoy leftover pulled pork barbeque and it turned out great! Full tilt additions 4/21/15 Applewood Smoked Bacon Cooking the apples and spices on the stove with butter Hey guys... just some thoughts on kicking the sandwich up a notch - and wanted to jot it down next time I make this (:

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you have leftover pulled pork, have an open mind and give this grilled cheese sandwich a try. It sounds unusual but the combination of flavors is wonderful. The baked cinnamon apples are a delicious complement to the pulled pork, When grilled, the sharp cheddar cheese gets nice and gooey. This sandwich has so much flavor that you cannot wait for the next bite. We served ours with sweet potato chips for an easy meal.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For pulled pork and apple grilled cheese sandwiches

  • 8 slice
    French bread, thin
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1
    apples, Granny Smith - peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp
    https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/dessert/other-dessert/vanilla-sugar-2.html
  • 16 slice
    white sharp cheddar
  • 1 c
    leftover BBQ pulled pork
  • 2
    thin sliced red onion rounds

How To Make pulled pork and apple grilled cheese sandwiches

Test Kitchen Tips
If you only have ground cinnamon and nutmeg and granulated sugar, they can be substituted with great results.
  • Covering a baking sheet with aluminum foil and non-stick spray.
    1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place aluminum foil over a baking sheet. Spray generously with Pam. Grate cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium plastic container.
  • Tossing sliced apples in spices and sugar.
    2
    Add sugar and sliced apples. Shake until apple slices are evenly coated.
  • Baking the apples.
    3
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes until tender.
  • Leftover pulled pork reheated.
    4
    Warm pulled pork to room temperature in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  • Pulled pork on bread with apples and sliced onion.
    5
    Assemble your sandwich by spreading pulled pork on a bread slice. Top with red onion slices and spiced apple slices.
  • White cheddar on top of the pork.
    6
    Top with white cheddar.
  • Bread buttered and grilling the sandwich.
    7
    Spread butter on the outside of the sandwich. Grill with pork layer closest to the pan until golden.
  • Flipping the sandwich to fry the other side.
    8
    Carefully turn and grill until golden and the cheese has melted.
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