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Prosciutto, Fig, and Gruyere Grilled Cheese
with apple and spinach salad

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Who doesn't love a 'fancy' grilled cheese? Although this tastes like something you might order for lunch at a restaurant, it's incredibly easy to make it at home. 
Smarts: Gruyere is a nutty, rich cheese. A little goes a long way. If you'd like something slightly milder (or more affordable), try Swiss, fontina, or provolone. 

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Tart Apple and Spinach Salad:
  • Shallots - 1/2 clove, thinly sliced
  • Vinegar, red or white wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Apples, any tart, green-skinned variety - 1, sliced
  • Baby spinach - 5 oz
Prosciutto, Fig, and Gruyere Grilled Cheese:
  • Cheese, gruyere - 3 oz + 3 oz, grated or thinly sliced (sub Swiss, fontina, or provolone)
  • Figs - 8, sliced
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp
  • Bread, sandwich - 8 slices
  • Prosciutto - 8 slices

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Prep

  1. Make vinaigrette - Thinly slice shallots. Combine with vinegar, mustard, honey, and olive oil. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Cheese - Grate or slice. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  3. Apples / Figs - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Butter one side of half the slices of bread and spread them out on a cutting board or sheet pan, buttered side facing down. Top the bread with first portion of cheese, figs, prosciutto, and second portion of cheese. Butter the remaining bread slices and place them on top, buttered side facing up.

  2. Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat. Place sandwiches onto heated surface and cook on both sides until the bread is golden and the cheese is melted, pressing down gently throughout the grilling process. It should take 4 to 5 minutes per side, depending on the heat of the pan.

  3. Toss spinach and apples in vinaigrette until dressed to your liking.

  4. Slice sandwiches in half. Serve with salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (34)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (8)
Vegetarian (4)

Most Helpful

I made this with fig spread (jarred) and it was wonderful in the chicken.

By: Liz
Posted: Sep 10, 2022
Diet: Paleo
1 Helpful

17 reviews

This was quick to throw together and made a nice change to the routine. Unfortunately it didn't end up tasting as good as it sounded, it was just ok. The prosciutto was really salty and I couldn't really taste the figs, although when I had them by themselves they were delicious so I'm at least glad this recipe prompted me to buy some. The salad was fine, I don't know whether I did the dressing wrong but it was really acid though. I like the idea of toasties but I would try a different combination of fillings next time.

By: Estelle
Posted: Sep 23, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I really liked but again kids weren’t big fans and it was too much prep for the value for me. I also ended up burning the sauce…

By: Namrita
Posted: Sep 18, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I used apple slices in the chicken breasts instead of figs. Very good and a hit with the whole family!

By: Caitlin
Posted: Sep 17, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

We loved this! Such a delicious combo of flavors and came together quickly - delicious weeknight meal!

By: Emily
Posted: Sep 14, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I used a sharp provolone instead of gruyere, which would have been better. It was still very good. Used fig spread instead of figs. Lightly dipped the sandwiches in basalmic vinegar.

By: Bethany
Posted: Sep 12, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Really fast and easy. Gruyere was worth it. Subbed apple for fig on the sandwiches, added a little mayo and mustard. Felt very elevated.

By: Kayla
Posted: Sep 12, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful