Grilled Cheddar Panini with Apple Chutney

Since I was so busy preparing spreads for Condiment Week last week and didn’t have a chance to share any new panini recipes featuring them, that’s what I’m doing this week. I must say, it’s a real treat to try out new sandwiches when you have a bunch of homemade condiments on hand!

From the moment I tasted last week’s Apple Chutney I knew I was going to have to try it with cheddar. Tart apples and tangy mustard are both such tried and true complements to cheddar. The combination was as amazing as I’d hoped. Now, I could eat grilled cheddar and sourdough grilled cheese sandwiches all day long on their own, but the addition of the apple chutney really takes things to the next level. It’s sweet-tart-tangy-spicy-buttery-creamy all at the same time – talk about happy tastebuds!

Grilled Cheddar with Apple Chutney

Grilled Cheddar with Apple Chutney

Serves 4


8 slices sourdough bread
8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
Apple chutney


Preheat the panini grill to medium-high heat.

For each sandwich: Place one slice of cheese on top of a slice of bread. Top with a few tablespoons of apple chutney. Place another slice of cheese on top of the chutney. Close the sandwich with another slice of bread.

Grill for about 3 minutes until the cheese is melted and golden grill marks appear. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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  1. Can’t get any easier than this. Some folks cringe at cheddar+apple, but it’s so good!
    .-= The Duo Dishes´s last blog ..Polly Want a Cookie =-.

    Posted 10.5.09 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      They should cringe no more – it’s fantastic!

      Posted 10.5.09 Reply
  2. Apple chutney! A great idea for a grilled cheese that sounds fantastic. It is a great time of year for it as well. Plus, you can never go wrong with cheddar. It is one of my favorite cheeses, no matter if it is orange OR white! 🙂
    .-= GrilledShane´s last blog ..Cheese Tasting: Parrano, Roomkaas, Mahon & Tomme de Savoie =-.

    Posted 10.5.09 Reply
  3. This reminds me of the traditional way of eating apple pie — with a slice of cheddar cheese on top!
    .-= Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)´s last blog ..Brazil food: manioc, mandioca, cassava (Recipe: farofa with liver and onions) =-.

    Posted 10.6.09 Reply
    • Kathy wrote:

      I still have never tried that! Although at this very moment I do have both a homemade apple pie and sharp cheddar cheese slices in my fridge so I think I’ll have to give it a go 🙂

      Posted 10.6.09 Reply
  4. Chelsea wrote:

    My husband LOVES chutney. I’m in for some points when I make this!
    .-= Chelsea´s last blog ..Must-haves for Any Woman’s Closet: Gilt Groupe’s Alexandra Gives Breezy Mama the Scoop =-.

    Posted 10.6.09 Reply
  5. Christine wrote:

    Must. Make. Now.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Homemade Yogurt (without a machine!) =-.

    Posted 12.3.09 Reply