Caramelized Pearls Olive Spread on Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 20 min
Servings: 4 Skill Level: easy

The ultimate Grilled Cheese condiment that makes a good thing even better.

Recipe and image attributed by Chef Joe Sasto


  • 1 can Pearls Simply Olives Green Ripe
  • 1 can Pearls Pitted Ripe Black Olives
  • 1ea white onion
  • 1ea green apple
  • 2tb olive oil
  • 4tb butter
  • 2tb mayonnaise
  • Blend of cheeses – I prefer sharp cheddar and mozzarella to
  • complement the olives
  • Black pepper & Salt to taste

Cooking Instructions

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  1. Thinly slice an onion while gently heating butter and olive oil.
  2. Begin caramelizing the onion over medium heat until soft and browned.
  3. Add the sliced apple and toss to combine.
  4. Reduce heat to low and continue to cook until the apples are softened.
  5. Add the finely chopped olives and sauté for 2-3 more minutes to marry.
  6. Allow the mixture to cool, and fold in the mayonnaise.
  7. Spread onto bread with your choice of cheese and fry in butter, or dip with crudite to enjoy.

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