Apple Butter, Pepper Jack and Croissant Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese Social
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
831 Calories
47g Fat
76g Carbs
26g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 831
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 27g 137%
Cholesterol 144mg 48%
Sodium 998mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 511mg 39%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 239mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This sweet and spicy croissant grilled cheese is served warm which makes it crisp and gooey - the ultimate of flavor and texture combinations. With some spicy pepper jack cheese from Tillamook Cheese, a heaping spoonful of sweet and creamy apple butter, and a buttery and perfectly flaky croissant, this grilled cheese encompasses one of my favorite flavor combo’s SWEET & SPICY (and buttery) and it’s an excellent little treat that pairs nicely with an acidic Sauvignon Blanc if you fancy it in the afternoon.

Even though this recipe recommends that you grill the sandwich, this combination is also delicious as-is - whether that's a quick breakfast, a last minute dessert, or an unconventional lunch. You can even go to the next level with this and add some salty cured meat like prosciutto or speck. 

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  • 1 large croissant

  • 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese

  • 2 tablespoons apple butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Begin by gently slicing your croissant in half and laying some pepper jack cheese onto one side of the bread.

  2. Next, add your apple butter and then add the rest of the cheese on top. Now put the other half of the croissant back on top and set aside.

  3. In a small pan or panini press, add your sandwich and turn the heat to medium-low. Let the sandwich cook until the cheese has begun to melt and the exterior of the croissant starts to get crispy and golden brown.

  4. After a few minutes on each side, it should be ready to remove from the heat. Let it sit for a few minutes before serving so that the flavors can meld and the cheese can firm up so that it doesn't ooze out as soon as you bite into it.