Cheddar With Sauteed Apples and Brown Bread

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Rebecca Downey

Inspired by Cooking Light Magazine's recipe of the same name; I've made it several times and there's never any leftovers. It's a great appetizer that can be made low-fat and low-sugar with a few simple substitutions.

Top Review by littledarmi

Very good snack... I always heard that apples and cheese are a good combo but never tried it. I'm a college student, so I had to make do with an apple, two slices of wheat bread, and shredded cheddar from the campus diner. I had my own dark brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter. I also drizzled a little bit of honey on top. A few other students tried it and liked it too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tart-sweet apples, each cored and cut into 16 wedges
  • 13 cup sugar (optional)
  • 14 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 18 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 18 teaspoon allspice
  • cooking spray
  • 4 pieces bread (preferably something dark and heavy)
  • 4 ounces cheese, cut into 16 slices (extra sharp cheddar, or smoky low-fat cheese)


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F (204° C).
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Place apples in a medium bowl; sprinkle with sugar and spices. Toss well to coat.
  4. Coat the skillet with cooking spray.
  5. Add the apple mixture, and cook 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated, turning frequently.
  6. Remove from heat; cool slightly.
  7. Cut each bread slice crosswise into 4 strips.
  8. Arrange in a single layer on a baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes or until tops are toasted.
  9. Turn strips over; bake for 3 minutes or until the tops are toasted.
  10. Top with cheese and serve when slightly cooled.

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