Apple Mustard Grilled Cheese

Is there anything more comforting than a grilled cheese? Every time I make a grilled cheese, I'm like why don't I eat these ALL THE TIME?!? and then I remember that balance and not eating all the carbs and fat is important blah blah blah. But since my last post was a kale/quinoa salad and my next post will be a broccoli soup, I figure a little grilled cheese is fine. 

I used to spend my summers working in French deli. For three months every year, I ate like a queen. Café au lait, macaroons, pain au chocolate, madeleines, baguette.... and that was usually before lunch. When lunch hit we would grab a loaf of bread, some ham or pâté, mustard, whatever cheese we fancied and feast. We had a panini press but the deli owner firmly believed that melted cheese was for children, so we never used it... except when he was gone. I firmly believe that melted cheese is for everyone and I'm pretty sure this sandwich proves it. 



Slice the sourdough and spread one side with mustard. Slice the apple and the cheese. Arrange apple and cheese slices on the sourdough.  

On a low-medium heat, melt a knob of butter in a pan. Place the sourdough in the pan and toast the sandwich for 2 - 3 minutes or until golden brown, pressing down with a spatula (or use the bottom of a smaller pan to squash the bread). Flip and repeat, adding more butter if needed. 



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