Cooper Sharp Apple and Cinnamon Raisin Grilled Cheese

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Tart. Sweet. Savory. Appley, cinnamony, cheesy. Really, really good looking. All of those real and made-up words, and so many more, could describe this sandwich. It’s a bit like the handheld, sandwich version of a good spiced apple pie with cheese. It’s complex and unique—the tartness of apple, sweetness of the bread and sharp, melty perfection of Cooper Cheese. Make these for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or any other time you need a little comfort food to keep you company. Because they’re really good company.

INGREDIENTS

For the honey mustard:
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the sandwiches:
4 slices cinnamon raisin bread
4 slices Cooper Sharp White or Yellow cheese
6 thin slices Granny Smith apple
1/2 pound deli chicken breast, thinly shaved
fresh spinach leaves
butter

DIRECTIONS

Prepare the honey mustard:
In a small bowl mix together the honey, mustard and black pepper.

Prepare the sandwiches:
Evenly coat 1 side of each of the slices of cinnamon raisin bread with butter. On the opposite sides of each slice of bread, evenly divide and spread the honey mustard sauce.

On a preheated griddle or grilling pan, lay 1 slice of bread buttered side down. Layer 2 slices of Cooper Cheese, 3 apple slices, half of the deli chicken breast, 1 more slice of Cooper Cheese and some spinach leaves. Top with another slice of bread, buttered side up.

Grill about 3 minutes, or until the bottom bread is evenly grilled and bread begins to brown. Carefully flip the sandwich and grill another 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bread is lightly browned. The apple slices should still be slightly crunchy but the cheese will be nice and melted.

Repeat the process to create the second sandwich.

Serve and enjoy!