Cheese and Apple Toastie
Not sure what to make for lunch? Give our slimming-friendly Cheese and Apple Toastie a whirl! From grill to plate in 5 minutes, we’ve made our filling extra yummy by combining tart, crisp Granny Smith apple slices with melty reduced-fat Cheddar cheese.
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Easy, cheesy and ready in under 10 minutes, you only need three ingredients to take our Cheese and Apple Toastie from grill to plate. We bet you’ve already got them handy in your kitchen!
Using reduced-fat Cheddar cheese helps us keep the calories down, without compromising on melty, cheesy goodness. We’ve found that the tart crispiness of Granny Smith apples is a match made in heaven with Cheddar’s mild tanginess, but there’s nothing to stop you using a different apple variety if you’d prefer.
If you’re on the lookout for even more toastie inspiration, we’d recommend trying our Cheesy Chilli Toastie or our viral Viking Toast. They’re too good to miss, and totally slimming friendly!
What diets is this Cheese and Apple Toastie suitable for?
Cheese and Apple Toastie can be enjoyed on vegetarian diets; for gluten-free diets, substitute the wholemeal bread for a suitable alternative.
Reduced-fat mature Cheddar cheese contains dairy so be sure to swap it for an alternative, if you’re catering for dairy-free or vegan diets.
As always, take extra care when cooking for people with allergies and be sure to use different utensils, cookware and preparation areas.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Cheese and Apple Toastie?
We’ve used a small handful of really simple ingredients for this recipe, so it’s likely you already have the ingredients in your kitchen.
We’ve used Granny Smith apples since we find that they’re perfectly tart and crispy after 5 minutes under the grill, but there’s nothing to stop you using a different apple variety if you’d prefer.
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How many calories are in this Cheese and Apple Toastie?
There are 284 calories per portion in this Cheese and Apple Toastie, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!
This Cheese and Apple Toastie is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Preheat the grill on the medium setting. Place one slice of bread on the grill pan rack and spread half of the cheese over in an even layer.
Place the apple slices over the cheese in a single layer. Spread the remaining cheese over the apple slices.
Place under the preheated grill for about 2 minutes until the cheese is melting and the apples are starting to soften a little but still retain some crispness.
Place the remaining slice of bread on top of the cheese and apple. Grill for a further minute until the bread is toasted and lightly golden.
Turn the toastie over and grill the other side for about 1 minute, or until toasted and lightly golden. Cut in half and serve at once alone, with a crisp mixed salad or bowl of soup.
What could I serve with this Cheese and Apple Toastie?
Cheese and Apple Toastie is delicious all on its own, or you can serve it with a crisp side salad. It’ll go down a treat with a bowl of soup or chips, if you’re feeling extra hungry:
How do you know when Cheese and Apple Toastie is cooked?
You should cook this Cheese and Apple Toastie until the bread is toasted and lightly golden. The apples should be softened slightly and crisp, and the cheese will be melted.
To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and remained at that temperature for 2 minutes.
How long can you keep Cheese and Apple Toastie in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat this Cheese and Apple Toastie right away. It tastes best when it’s freshly made and is not suitable for keeping in the fridge.
Can I freeze Cheese and Apple Toastie?
No, this recipe isn’t suitable for freezing. It’s super quick to make and tastes best when freshly cooked.
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Cheese and Apple Toastie
From grill to plate in 5 minutes, our slimming-friendly Cheese and Apple Toastie makes the most of a yummy match made in heaven!
- KCals 284
- Carbs 28G
- Preheat the grill on the medium setting. Place one slice of bread on the grill pan rack and spread half of the cheese over in an even layer.
- Place the apple slices over the cheese in a single layer. Spread the remaining cheese over the apple slices.
- Place under the preheated grill for about 2 minutes until the cheese is melting and the apples are starting to soften a little but still retain some crispness.
- Place the remaining slice of bread on top of the cheese and apple. Grill for a further minute until the bread is toasted and lightly golden.
- Turn the toastie over and grill the other side for about 1 minute, or until toasted and lightly golden. Cut in half and serve at once alone, with a crisp mixed salad or bowl of soup.
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