Hummingbird Grilled Cheese
1 (1/2-inch thick) fresh pineapple ring
1 tablespoon butter, softened
2 slices banana bread (homemade or store-bought)
7 pecan halves
2 teaspoons honey
2 ounces (1/2) cup) Wisconsin Fontina Cheese, sliced or shredded
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In nonstick skillet over medium heat, grill pineapple for 2 minutes on each side. Spread butter on one side of both slices of banana bread. Place one slice of bread butter-side-down. Cut grilled pineapple ring in half and place halves side-by-side on top of banana bread slice. Distribute pecans evenly over pineapple. Drizzle honey over pecans. Top with Fontina.
Lower burner temperature to medium-low, and place sandwich (with no top) into skillet. Grill for 2 minutes. Place second piece of banana bread on top of sandwich, butter-side-up. Flip sandwich and grill another 2 minutes. Transfer sandwich to baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until all cheese is melted. Remove from heat and let rest one minute before serving.
Makes 1 sandwich.
Apple French Toast Grilled Cheese
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
1 apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon water
2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8 slices sourdough bread
8 1-ounce slices Wisconsin Gruyere Cheese
Maple syrup, warmed, for serving
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add apple, sugar, cinnamon and water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender, about 5 minutes.
In large, wide bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla.
Top 4 sourdough slices with equal portions Gruyere and generous scoop of cinnamon apple mixture. Top with remaining bread slices.
Working one at a time, soak sandwiches in egg mixture, about 10 seconds per side, allowing excess batter to drip off.
Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in skillet. Place sandwich in pan and grill, flipping once, until golden and cheese has melted, about 2-3 minutes per side.
Serve immediately, drizzled with maple syrup, if desired.
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