Recipes — apple


Top 12 Sandwiches - The Best Sandwich Recipes For Lunch 0

Top 12 Sandwich Recipes - The Most Delicious Sandwiches For Light Meals

by Jacqueline Samaroo

The practice of eating bread and meat has long been a part of many cultures. Sandwiches these day, however, include more than just meat, with endless possibilities for making unique and awesomely yummy versions of this longtime lunchtime staple. Here are some great sandwich ideas that are certain to be a hit with everyone. They taste so good that we’re sure the Earl of Sandwich would approve!

 Panini Sandwiches

1. Panini Sandwiches

“Definitely a big hit!” Just Cher

Many sandwiches feature cheese and meat but this one goes deliciously over the top. Fire up the grill and grab some slices of sourdough bread then begin “building” your sandwich. One half gets mozzarella cheese, salami, pepperoni and pepperoncini pepper. One the other side are provolone and cheddar cheeses, ham and turkey. Put the two halves together and grill your sandwich, brushing each side with melted butter. If you take this to the office for lunch, you most certainly will NOT be dining alone!

Total time: 4 minutes

2. Pickled Tuna-Salad Sandwiches

“Yes!! A favorite sandwich.” Cedarglen

This is a wonderful combination of egg and tuna salads – as a sandwich! Combine the tuna, egg and relish together first before mixing in the parsley and mayonnaise. Add a little salt and pepper and you are ready to slather it onto your favorite bread for a remarkably tasty lunch.

Total time: 10 minutes


Over 600 of the Best Quick & Easy Meal for you to Enjoy

3. Grilled Zucchini Caprese Sandwiches

“OMG! Soooo good!!” AmyK12

Flavorful zucchini is at the heart of this delicious sandwich. Grill slices of zucchini in a heated grill pan with oil and garlic. A drizzle of vinegar and a little salt and pepper are next. Brush the toasted halves of your ciabatta rolls with some of the vinegar from the zucchini and begin layering your sandwich with tomatoes, zucchini and mozzarella cheese. Warm the completed sandwiches in a pan and serve. Soooo good, indeed!

Total time: 15 minutes

4. Freckle Sandwiches

“Quick, easy and popular with kids. Perfect party food!” lizzzz

You don’t have to throw a party to prepare this special lunch treat for your kids. Make a butter and strawberry jam sandwich, then a butter and Nutella sandwich. Remove the crusts and cut each sandwich into four triangles. Arrange the triangles to form two pyramids, butter one side of each pyramid and sprinkle on 100s and 1000s (nonpareils) to stick in the butter on the strawberry jam sandwiches and chocolates sprinkle to stick on the Nutella sandwiches. You’re sure to get hundreds and thousands of “thanks” for this one!

Total time: 30 minutes

Pressed Picnic Sandwich

5. Pressed Picnic Sandwich

“Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was fresh and full of flavors.” lyvia972

Allowing your children to help you make this is a great way to get them on the road to a healthy eating lifestyle. Lightly toast ciabatta halves that have been drizzled with olive oil. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, mustard and some more olive oil. Before you arrange the sandwich, use this dressing on the bottom slice of ciabatta. Layer on baby spinach, artichoke hearts, red bell peppers, prosciutto, basil, mozzarella and red onion, then drizzle on more dressing and top with the other slice of bread. Use baking parchment to wrap your sandwich and string to secure it. Leave your wrapped sandwich in the fridge overnight weighed down by a loaded tray. When you’re ready to eat, just slice and serve!

Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Total time: 28 minutes

6. Cucumber Sandwich

“A great summertime sandwich!” BABSKITCHEN

“Colorful and refreshing” best describe this selection. Spread cream cheese on both slices of bread and begin the sandwich with a cucumber layer. The sprouts are on next, flavored with a little oil and vinegar, then you add the tomatoes, lettuce and pepperoncini peppers. The top slice gets a spread of mashed avocado and you’re ready to close up your sandwich and serve. Great!

Prep time: 10 minutes


Over 600 of the Best Quick & Easy Meal for you to Enjoy

7. Strawberry & Cream Cheese Sandwich

“Delightfully refreshing & light” poppysmock

Surprise children with this in their lunch box and you’re guaranteed a great big hug when they get home! Spread a mixture of cream cheese, orange zest and honey onto the bread and top with sliced strawberries. Close with another slice of bread and you’re done making the perfect lunchtime treat.

Total time: 5 minutes

8. Apple Tuna Sandwiches

“This is fantastic!” Onemizen

Even if you are not a fan of tuna, you’ll find these are uncommonly good! Combine mayonnaise, chopped celery, chopped walnuts, finely chopped onion, sweet pickle relish and sugar in a bowl. Add in some tuna and chopped red apple then spread the mixture onto your bread. That’s it! Now just close with another slice of bread, relax and enjoy a well-deserved and tasty lunch break.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo

9. Steak Baguettes with Pesto Mayo

“How could something so simple be so delicious?” EllenDeller

Lot of vegetables and plenty of juicy steak make this an incredible lunchtime meal. Season the steak with salt and pepper then cook it in a heated grill pan. When done, let it stand for 5 minutes before cutting it into thin slices. Spread a well-combined mix of mayonnaise and pesto onto the bread and begin layering on the arugula, red onion, tomato and steak. Close up your lovely creation and slice diagonally to get four equal small sandwiches. Easy, filling and lip-smacking good!

Total time: 20 minutes

10. Philly Steak Sandwiches

“Super simple and absolutely delicious!” pjd3

A quick and easy classic that’s sure to become a favorite on your lunch menu. Cook onions to a caramel color in a pan with oil, salt and pepper (or steak seasoning blend). On a griddle pan, sear and cook steaks that’s been cut into thin slices. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper just before you remove them from the pan. Layer provolone cheese into your rolls and mix together a serving of steak and onions on the griddle. Add the warmed meat and onion to the cheese in the roll, serve and feel the love!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 22 minutes

11. Bacon, Pear And Raspberry Grilled Cheese

“Loving this flavor combination!” nora

This fruit, bacon and cheese combination is scrumptious. Layer raspberry preserves, pear slices, bacon and cheese onto a slice of bread and close with another slice. Butter the top and bottom of your sandwich and toast it on a heated griddle or panini press. Wow- lunchtime just got interesting!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

12. Green Club Sandwich

“This is a GREAT sandwich.” odog266

Good stuff piled on top of more good stuff – yummy! Start with toasted bread spread with houmous (hummus). To one slice of bread, add avocado, rocket, tomato and little pepper before covering with another slice. Wait - you’re not done! Layer on more avocado, rocket and tomato then top with your third slice of bread. Now you’re done – enjoy!

Prep time: 10 minutes


Apple Raisin Crêpes 0

Des Crepes by Frédérique Voisin-Demery

Des Crepes by Frédérique Voisin-Demery cc2.0

This is a wonderfully sweetened crêpe filled with cinnamon apples and raisins. It is a nice classic treat for all to enjoy any time of day. Serve with a few cooked apples and a dollop of yogurt or flavored mascarpone.

Makes: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes


120g / 1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
120ml / ½ cup milk
120ml / ½ cup water
1.25ml / ¼ teaspoon salt
30g / 2 tablespoons melted butter

1 medium apple, puréed
40g / ¼ cup raisins
23g / 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1.25ml / ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour and eggs together. Slowly stir in milk and water. Mix in butter and salt, beat until smooth.
Heat a griddle or skillet to medium. Lightly oil the griddle. Drop batter onto the heated surface. Use about a 60ml / ¼ cup of batter for each crêpe. Tilt the pan with a circular motion so the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes; batter will slightly bubble. Flip and cook 1 minute. Carefully remove and place on a plate. To prevent sticking, put waxed paper between cooked crêpes.

In a large bowl, combine puréed apples, raisins, brown sugar and cinnamon.

Fill each crêpe with a generous portion of filling. Roll and garnish with cooked apple slices, sweetened yogurt or flavored mascarpone.

You can use 240ml / 1 cup of apple sauce if you don’t want to mess with puréeing an apple. The crêpe recipe here works with any topping or filling.

Apple Fritters 0

Apple Fritters

Apples fritters are like dessert, but some people have them for breakfast. They are sweet yet tangy, and soft. These fritters are easy to make with exceptional results.

Makes: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes


2 large apples, Granny Smith or other tart variety
240g / 2 cups flour
65g / ⅓ cup sugar
15ml / 1 tablespoon baking powder
5ml / 1 teaspoon salt
5ml / 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1.25ml / ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 large eggs
30g / 2 tablespoons butter, melted
180ml / ¾ cup apple cider

200g / 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
60ml / ¼ cup apple cider
1.25ml / ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
5ml / 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Oil for frying


In a large shallow pan, heat 700ml / 3 cups vegetable oil to 177°C / 350°F on medium-high heat.
Glaze: Mix confectioner’s sugar, cider, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix dry flour, sugar, powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Chop peeled apples into ½cm / ¼” cubes. Add to dry ingredients and toss. Whisk 2 eggs and melted butter, then add cider. Mix until incorporated.
Measure 80ml / ⅓ cup portions of batter and drop into the oil. Only do five fritters at a time. With a large spoon, press the center down to flatten a little so the fritters are of equal thickness. Cook the fritters for 3 to 4 minutes, or until nicely browned. Flip and fry other side for 3 minutes.
Drain on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Drizzle 15ml / 1 tablespoon of glaze over each fritter.
Cool before eating, about 10 minutes.

This is an old southern recipe. In the 18th century, apple fritters were made by soaking quartered apples in brandy or white wine, and then other ingredients were added, such as cinnamon, flour and sugar. They were then fried to a light brown and glazed.