Cheddar Melt with Shaved Granny Smith Apple Salad
Place water and honey in a saucepot and bring to a boil. When the honey is dissolved, remove from heat and place the syrup in an ice bath. Using a mandoline, shave the apples into thin julienne sticks. Drizzle 2 ½ tablespoons of honey syrup over the apple slices and toss lightly.
Preheat oven to 400° F. Brush remaining honey syrup oover pumpernickel slices. Slice cheddar into thin pieces and distribute over 4 slices of bread. Cover with remaining slices and place in oven. Toast until cheese has melted and remove from oven.
Slice sandwiches in half and arrange on plates with the apple salad.