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Cheddar and Apple Egg Sandwich

Okay, I know. It sounds kinda strange…

Cheddar and Apple Egg Sandwich | #recipeBut trust me! It totally works, you guys!

I mean, cheddar in apple pies is a thing, so why can’t we pair both with scrambled eggs, and stuff it all between toast? We can and we will.

You see, I’ve always been a little strange when it comes to eating breakfast sandwiches. I’m all about that savory-sweet combo. Almost anytime I eat eggs, I have to eat them on toast that is spread with both butter AND jelly or jam (preferably grape!). Don’t knock it ’til you try it, folks!

I’ve also been known to buy these, and spread them with jelly before consuming. Sausage + jelly just works. Just like when you dip your bacon or sausage in your pancake syrup.

Cheddar and Apple Egg Sandwich | #recipeThis sandwich is one I’ve been making for yeeeearrrs. Recipes like these I have a hard time sharing, because I always wonder if I just have really peculiar tastebuds. I’m throwing caution to the wind, though, because this is one of my favorite breakfast concoctions, EVER, and there’s no reason many of you won’t love it as much as me.

There are two major keys to making this sandwich taste awesome.

  1. You have to use Granny Smith apples.
  2. You have to use sharp cheddar (extra sharp is even better, and white or orange will work!)

You just gotta. The tart apple with the aged cheese is a thing of beauty.

The chives are totally optional, though. They add a nice herby flavor, and I throw ’em in if I’ve got ’em, but if you don’t have them around, don’t worry about it!

Cheddar and Apple Egg Sandwich | #recipeThis sandwich is super easy to make, and I can tell you from experience that it makes a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s an anytime kinda thing, haha (though, if you’re an egg obsessor like me, anytime is perfect for eggs).

I hope some of you will make this sandwich, and if you do, tell me if you’re as into the weird flavor combo as I am. I would beyond love it if you would snap a quick picture and show me on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram!

Cheddar and Apple Egg Sandwich | #recipe

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Cheddar and Apple Egg Sandwich

Yield: 1 sandwich


  • butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices bread
  • a few slices Granny Smith apple


  1. Heat a bit of butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, lightly beat together the eggs, water, chives, salt and pepper.
  3. Toast your bread in your toaster, and spread one or both sides of each piece with some butter.
  4. Once the butter in the pan is foaming, pour in the eggs. Gently push the eggs around with a silicone spatula for a couple minutes. When they are starting to set up, but still rather liquid-y, add in the cheese. Stir to incorporate. When the eggs are cooked to your liking, and the cheese is melted, transfer the eggs to one piece of the toast. Top with a few slices of apple and the other piece of toast. Enjoy!


17 Responses to “Cheddar and Apple Egg Sandwich”

  1. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven — October 16, 2014 at 6:59 am

    Okay, I think that first photo flat-out convinced me. I NEED to try these sammies asap! Cheddar cheese and apples is one of my favorite combos and anything-egg salad is right up my alley! Must try these. 🙂

    • Rachael replied: — October 16th, 2014 @ 10:56 am

      I love cheddar + apple, too! Seriously, the scrambled eggs only make it better!

  2. Liz+@+Tip+Top+Shape — October 16, 2014 at 8:52 am

    This reminds me of a sandwich I order at Panera except it has chicken sausage on it.  Anyhoo, his looks DIVINE!!!

    • Rachael replied: — October 16th, 2014 @ 10:57 am

      Oooh maybe I need to check out Panera, again! I had a sort of…falling out with my local Panera (they didn;t know how to make a PB&J, poured oil in my soup etc…long story), hahah so I haven't been in a VERY long time.

  3. Amanda — October 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I saw a recipe involving eggs, cheddar, and apples yesterday and was very intrigued! This looks delicious and simple enough to make in the morning! Must try!

    • Rachael replied: — October 16th, 2014 @ 10:54 am

      Whaaa really? See! It is a good combo!

  4. — October 17, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Haha, I feel like I’m the queen of the weird combinations! (Says the girl who just put popcorn on brownies.) I am SO with you on this sandwich–I think it sounds delicious. Haters to the left, ’cause I’ll take two!

    • Rachael replied: — October 17th, 2014 @ 11:27 am

      Popcorn brownies is genius! You always make the best combos!
      And right?! Sometimes people thinking they don;t like something works out for the best because then you get to eat their portion, too 😛

  5. Thalia @ butter and brioche — October 19, 2014 at 2:05 am

    I never would have thought to add apple to an egg and cheese sandwich before! This looks so delicious and I definitely am curious to know what it tastes like.. great recipe!

    • Rachael replied: — October 19th, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

      Thank you, Thalia! You should totally try it! It's so easy to make!

  6. Claudia @Breakfast Drama Queen — October 19, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I think this sounds fabulous! I’m always for apple in sandwiches (it just works) 🙂

    • Rachael replied: — October 19th, 2014 @ 1:13 pm

      Right?! Sometimes the strangest combos are the most delicious!
      Thanks, Claudia!

  7. Danguole — October 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    You are speaking my language with this! I love this combo. So much so that I once ordered an “apple and cheddar” omelet in a little cafe in the middle of nowhere on a road trip. I kid you not–Velveeta and apple pie filling. What I imagined is much closer to what you have going on here, haha!

    • Rachael replied: — October 19th, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

      Oh gosh, velveeta and apple pie filling?! That sounds a little frightening, haha.
      But and apple and cheddar omelette sounds amazing!

  8. — October 21, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    THIS… is going to be my lunch tomorrow!!!!!!!! 😀

    • Rachael replied: — October 21st, 2014 @ 7:59 pm

      Yes! Please tell me how you like it!!

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