Hot Chocolate
1747 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 489-1747

Cheddar Melt with Shaved Granny Smith Apple Salad
Chef Mindy Segal of Hot Chocolate – Chicago, IL
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 4 Servings


    Apple Salad:
  • 3 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups honey

    Cheddar Melt:
  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 4 Tablespoons honey syrup
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese (Chef Segal likes to use cheddar that has been aged for 6 years)

For 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.

For Cheddar Melt:
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.

To Assemble and Serve:
Slice sandwiches in half and arrange on plates with the apple salad.


   Published: September 2005