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Cider House grilled cheese

Stacy Nelson-Heising was a professional chef before operating her own orchard, cidery, and restaurant on her family’s fourthgeneration farm near Ayr, about 20 miles northeast of Tower City. These apple-forward recipes are perfect for winter and trust us, Stacy’s apple cranberry crisp belongs on your table!

Recipes by Stacy Nelson-Heising, Cottonwood Farm and Cider House


  • 2 Slices crusty bread, like sourdough
  • 3-4 Slices Black Forest ham
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons apple butter
  • ½ Cup grated sharp cheddar cheese or sliced cheese
  • ¼ Thinly sliced apple
  • Softened butter


  • Warm pan.
  • Butter two slices of bread.
  • In between the nonbuttered sides of the bread, layer apple butter, Dijon mustard, apple slices, cheese, and ham. Don’t be stingy with
    the ham!
  • Grill until the cheese is melted and both sides are toasted.


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