French-Toast Grilled Cheese with Apples

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 8:00 AM, October 1, 2010

Aired October 1, 2010

Serves Makes 16 appetizer bites
8 slices good quality white bread, each about 1/2-inch thick
Combine 1/3 cup dark amber maple syrup with 1/3 cup stone ground mustard OR use 2/3 cup fig spread
12 ounces extra-sharp cheddar, sliced
1 apple, such as Gala, Honeycrisp or McIntosh, very thinly sliced
3 large eggs
1/2 cup half-n-half or whole milk
Freshly grated nutmeg
A generous pinch cinnamon

Spread maple mustard or fig spread on bread slices. Build 4 cheese and apple sandwiches.

Heat a griddle pan over medium heat.

Beat eggs with half-n-half or milk and season with nutmeg and cinnamon. Turn sandwiches in the egg and cook in melted butter on hot griddle pan. Grill sandwiches until deeply golden and the cheese has melted.

Cut sandwiches into triangles or 4 square pieces to serve.