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Cran-Apple Grilled Cheese

cranberry grilled cheese

My four year old has been going through a picky eating stage again. I’ve read that it’s pretty common to get picky again around this age, but I’m still going to put up a fight.

There are a few things that she still loves: cranberries, apples, and cheese. So, I thought I’d try putting them together in a Thanksgiving themed lunch: cran-apple grilled cheese. cranberry sauceThis grilled cheese has got it going on: buttery, salty, tart, and sweet. The flavors are really great – and I wasn’t the only one who thought so. My picky eater loved it, too.

I’m sure everyone knows how to make a good ol’ grilled cheese, but if you want that perfect, buttery, crispy, toasted bread kind, there’s a trick: you can’t rush it. And you have to use butter. Cook over low heat for longer, and your grilled cheese will rock your socks off.

This recipe calls for homemade cranberry sauce. If you’ve never made it before, it’s like the easiest thing ever. And it looks so much nicer than bringing a can to someone’s Thanksgiving. I made a simple sauce with what I had readily available (recipe below), but my favorite recipe is right here: cranberry sauce without white sugar. It’s simple and has awesome autumn flavor, thanks to maple syrup, pomegranate, and orange.autumn lunch

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2 Responses to “Cran-Apple Grilled Cheese”

  1. Kari @ Cooking with Toddlers November 13, 2014 at 4:24 am

    The combination of flavors in this sandwich are amazing! What an awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    • TeachEatLove February 8, 2015 at 1:53 am

      Yay! So happy you liked it! 🙂

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