Boursin, Walnut, and Apple Grilled Cheese on Pumpernickel
Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes
Boursin, Alouette, and other whipped cream cheeses are handy to keep in the refrigerator for a quick snack or cooking inspiration. They melt like a dream, which is perfect for grilled cheese and omelettes.
4 tablespoons Boursin or Alouette cheese, garlic preferred, light preferred
½ cup toasted walnut pieces, finely crushed
1 medium green apple, sliced into thin pieces, skin on
4 slices pumpernickel bread or swirl rye and pumpernickel
1 tablespoon olive oil
- Mix the boursin and walnuts until combined.
- Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add 2 slices of the bread and toast in the pan on 1 side until slightly brown at edges. Remove and spread the cheese evenly on the toasted sides.
- Heat the oil in the skillet until shimmering. Arrange the apple slices over the cheese. Top with remaining bread slices.
- Place both of the sandwiches back into the hot pan and lower the heat to medium. Cover foil or a cover and cook until the bottom is browned and crisped. It will only take a minute or two. Flip, cover and cook until that bottom is now darker brown and crisped. The cheese will be melty. Remove, cut with a sharp (preferably serrated) knife, and serve immediately.