Inspired by Saveur - Welsh Rarebit Bites with Apples and Granville Cheddar
I always wondered about Welsh Rarebit. I have long known it was not made with rabbit, yet still it is there in my head that it is. I found a recipe for the British favorite in Saveur. Sometimes rarebit is prepared like a fondue, but this one is more like grilled cheese on steroids.
- Day old bread, cut into 16 slices. Its best if they are about 2" wide by 1⁄2" thick.
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter or Coconut Oil, melted
- 1 small tart apple, such as Macoun, Macintosh or Granny Smith, peeled, halved, cored, and thinly sliced - or try 1 cup roasted apples
- 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 tbsp greek yogurt
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp horseradish mustard
- 1 tsp local honey
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush bread with melted butter; working in batches, grill, flipping once, until golden on both sides, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Layer 2 apple slices on each toast; set aside.
Arrange an oven rack 4″ from broiler and heat broiler to high. Mix cheese, yogurt, Worcestershire, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Spread about 1 tbsp. of the cheese mixture over each toast. Broil until topping is melted and golden brown, about 4 minutes.
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Photo Credit: Julie Cecchini