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Apple-Gouda Melts

 Apple-Gouda Melts
Grilled cheese is a go-to meal in our family for an after-school snack, quick lunch, and even a fun treat on ski trips. These sandwiches are just a grown-up version of something we all love. —Cherylin Birkholz, Marysville, California
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 6 slices seeded whole grain bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter, sottened, divided
  • 6 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, sliced


  • Arrange bread on a baking sheet; spread tops with half of the butter.
  • Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 1-2 minutes or until lightly
  • toasted.
  • Turn bread over; spread tops with remaining butter. Layer with the
  • mozzarella cheese, apple slices and Gouda cheese. Broil 3-4 minutes
  • longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 open-face sandwich equals 332 calories, 22 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 453 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 15 g protein.