When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you pumpkin, make pumpkin-spice grilled cheese. That’s how the saying goes, right? Satisfy all your needs for fall and comfort food with these fall-themed grilled cheese recipes.

Apple and Cheddar Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices hearty white bread
  • 4 slices sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 4 thin apple slices
  • 2 tablespoon walnuts
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Step 1

    Lay your slices of bread flat on a plate and admire their delicious carbs.

  • Step 2

    Layer slices of apple and cheddar on top of one slice of bread, alternating between cheddar and apple. Top with walnuts and a pinch of cinnamon.

  • Step 3

    Place other slice of bread on top of the cheesy goodness. Butter the outside of both slices of bread.

  • Step 4

    Grill or pan fry the sandwich until golden brown and heated throughout.

  • Step 5

    Remove the sandwich from the pan or grill, slice in half, and enjoy.

Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices caramel apple bread
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 4 thin apple slices
  • 1 teaspoon apple butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Step 1

    Lay out your bread.

  • Step 2

    Combine cream cheese, cinnamon, and maple syrup and slather onto the bread. Top with apple slices and apple butter.

  • Step 3

    Close the sandwich and butter the outsides of both slices of bread.

  • Step 4

    Grill or pan fry the sandwich until golden brown and heated throughout.

  • Step 5

    Remove from heat and slice in half. Proceed to treat yourself.

Pumpkin Spice Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices pumpkin-spice bread
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Photo by Jayna Goldstein
Photo by Jayna Goldstein
  • Step 1

    Lay out your bread.

  • Step 2

    Combine cream cheese, walnuts, maple syrup and vanilla and spread on the bread.

  • Step 3

    Close the sandwich and butter the outside of both slices of bread.

  • Step 4

    Grill or pan fry the sandwich until golden brown and heated throughout.

  • Step 5

    Remove from heat. Drizzle with maple syrup, top with ice cream, or just eat it straight up.

Pound Cake Grilled Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:10 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 2 slices pound cake
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon whipped cream (optional)
  • Step 1

    Lay out your pound cake slices.

  • Step 2

    Combine cream cheese, cinnamon and brown sugar and slather onto the bread. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.

  • Step 3

    Close the sandwich and butter the outside of both slices of bread.

  • Step 4

    Grill or pan fry the sandwich until golden brown and heated throughout.

  • Step 5

    Remove the sandwich from heat, top with whipped cream, and slice in half.