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Jack-O-Lantern Grilled Cheese Apple Sandwiches

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Servings: 12


  • 12 slices white sandwich bread
  • 12 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 12 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • 12 slices deli ham
  • 1/4 cup honey Dijon mustard
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cut into matchsticks


Preheat a griddle over medium heat. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cut out slices of bread using the pumpkin cookie cutters. Spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice. Use the same cookie cutter to cut out pumpkin shapes in the Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese.

Lay the slices of bread onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, butter side down. Spread a layer of honey mustard on each side of bread.

Place a piece of Monterey Jack on half of the slices of bread, then a slice of ham, then a pinch of apples. Top with a slice of cheddar, then place a slice of bread on top.

Place on griddle, cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Serve to all of your li’l jack-o-lanterns!