Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese (Air Fryer or CrispLid)

Last Updated on October 5, 2019

Spice up your lunch by making this Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese sandwich. Upgrade that commonly used American cheese for a delicious and rich gouda, covering slices of sweet apple, bacon, and pickles. All of this sandwiched between perfectly crisped bread to make the ideal sandwich to welcome in Autumn. Although it’s delicious year-round, it truly is the perfect Autumn lunch. 

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese (Air Fryer or Crisp Lid)

There’s something about a grilled cheese that brings back a flood of memories that our momma or granny made for us as kids. I know I’m not the only one who feels this way as it’s a popular topic on the internet. Of course, many people like to pair this crispy sandwich with soup to sweeten the deal. I definitely enjoy a good cup of tomato soup paired with a quick grilled cheese, which is a classic across many age groups. 

My husband has perfected the grilled cheese. Sure, I might have a biased opinion, but he seriously has perfected it. He’s been teaching his secrets to our youngest son. They’ve begun a tradition that will continue throughout our lineage. 

I decided to get fancy with my grilled cheese and came up with this Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese. It definitely mixes things up from the normal classic. The textures and flavor combinations are unique and not something most people are used to. It’s one of those recipes you bite into and surprisingly end up loving.

A while back I spoke to you about a company called Mealthy. Mealthy has pressure cookers now that are AMAZING but they also have the coolest gadget called the CrispLid. This handy device gives you the ability to turn any pressure cooker 6 or 8 ounces by any brand, instant pot, Cosori, Mealthy, etc into an air fryer! So I had to try it for this recipe below-

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

 

How Do You Make Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese?

 

You’ll want to crisp up your bacon in the air fryer before assembling the sandwich. Butter both sides of your bread and put a slice in the air fryer, then layer on the cheese, bacon, and apple slices. Top that with one more slice of cheese and a dab of butter before placing the final slice of bread on top. Crisp up the sandwich in the air fryer and you’re set with a delicious flavor combination packed into one sandwich.

 

 

Tips for Making Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

 

You’ll want to be careful when assembling each layer in the crisp lid. It’s important to be gentle about it.

Be sure your apple and cheese slices aren’t too thick. The cheese flavor will be overpowering and the apples may not be finished enough.

You can use another cheese if you don’t like gouda, but keep in mind that gouda pairs really well with apples.

Serve with tomato soup or another soup for a full dinner idea.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

 

Common Questions About Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

 

Is Gouda Good with Apples?

 

You’ll notice that I specifically used Granny Smith apples for this recipe. This is because gouda pairs extremely well with tart apples. It’s not terrible with sweeter apples, it’s just not as good. If you’re not a fan of gouda, it’s possible you won’t like it with apples either. However, try it with apples before closing your mind to it. Gouda is a delicious cheese that is popularly used for a reason. Apples are only one food it pairs well with.

 

Is Muenster Cheese Good for Grilled Cheese?

 

When making grilled cheese, a sharply flavored cheese is usually desired. For this reason, Muenster is a great choice when making grilled cheese. Some of the other great choices are Colby, Monterey jack, and blue cheese. If you love a specific cheese, you’ll most likely rave over it being on your sandwich. 

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

What Cheese Goes Best with Green Apples?

 

Gorgonzola cheese and blue cheese are usually the two top choices for granny smith or green apples in general. However, gouda ranks in the top five when it comes to cheeses that pair well with green apples as well. Of course, cheeses similar to those listed would also pair well. 

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Which Cheese Goes Best with Apples?

 

Apples don’t have one basic flavor across the board, just like cheese doesn’t. Each one has its own unique flavor and, for this reason, each apple type has a specific cheese type that it pairs well with. As mentioned above, gouda, gorgonzola, and blue cheese go well with green or granny smith apples. Honey crisp apples go well with brie and provolone. Golden delicious apples go great with camembert and gruyere. Gala apples go well with swiss and cheddar. Some of these cheeses pair well with other apples also. The best way to find out which you like best is to taste test.

 

However you make your sandwich, grilled cheese and soup is delicious comfort food that brings back memories. I love making tradition into something that is unique for our family. That’s why I made this Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese and couldn’t wait to share it with you.

 

 

 

How Do You Make Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese for the Air Fryer or CrispLid?

 

First of all, gather your ingredients….

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

 

  • 8 slices of Soy-Free Sandwich Bread. We love Martins, Daves OR we make our own too.
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 12 sliced of Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 4 Slices of Thick-cut Bacon, cut in half
  • 16 slices of Low Sodium Dill Pickles
  • 1/3 cup of Soy-Free Vegan Butter, softened

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Instructions

You will need to place a trivet in your pressure cooker and then place the crisp lid on the trivet.

Place 4 slices of bacon strips in the basket.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Place the Crisp Lid on top

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Air Fry at 400 F for 10 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 5 minutes at 400 F.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Remove the bacon using your tongs received with your crips lid. Repeat with the remaining slices of bacon.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Spread butter on both sides of bread. We use soy-free bread.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Add 2 slices of smoked Gouda. Top with apple slices, bacon, and pickles.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Place another slice of cheese on top of the pickles. Put a dab of butter on top of the cheese.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Place a lightly buttered bread on top of the cheese.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Place the sandwich on the crisp lid basket. 

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Air Fry at 350 F for 5 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 3 minutes at 350 F.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Slice diagonally and serve with tomato soup or even fideo soup.

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese

Spice up your lunch by making this Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese sandwich. Upgrade that commonly used American cheese for a delicious and rich gouda, covering slices of sweet apple, bacon, and pickles. All of this sandwiched between perfectly crisped bread to make the ideal sandwich to welcome in Autumn. Although it's delicious year-round, it truly is the perfect Autumn lunch.

Repeat with the rest of the bread slices.

For the complete recipe, see below.

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Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese (Air Fryer or CrispLid)

Apple Gouda Grilled Cheese (Air Fryer or CrispLid)

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of Soy Free Sandwich Bread
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 12 sliced of Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 4 Slices of Thick-cut Bacon, cut in half
  • 16 slices of Low Sodium Dill Pickles
  • 1/3 cup of Soy Free Vegan Butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Place the tall trivet inside you’re the insert of your Electric Pressure Cooker. Place the Crisp Lid Basket on top of the trivet.
  2. Place 4 slices of bacon halves on the basket.
  3. Put the Crisp Lid on top of the Electric Pressure Cooker insert.
  4. Air Fry at 400 F for 10 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 5 minutes at 400 F.
  5. Take the bacon out with the tongs that come with the Crisp Lid. Repeat with the remaining 4 slices of bacon.
  6. Now lightly spread a tablespoon of butter on both side of the bread.
  7. Add 2 slices of smoked Gouda. Top with thinly slices apples, bacon and pickles.
  8. Finally place another slice of cheese on top of the pickles. Place a lightly buttered bead on top of the cheese.
  9. Carefully place the sandwich on the crisp lid basket. 
  10. Air Fry at 350 F for 5 minutes. Flip and air fry for another 3 minutes at 350 F.
  11. Slice diagonally and serve immediately with tomato soup.
  12. Repeat with the rest of the bread slices.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 817Total Fat: 74gSaturated Fat: 46gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 231mgSodium: 1316mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 27g
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