Grilled Cheese with Apple and Brie

Comfort foods are always a good bet when a patient in mesothelioma treatment has trouble eating or is losing too much weight. This new twist on an old favorite may be appealing to patients whose tastes have changed or who need a little something special to help spark their appetites. If a doctor or nutritionist has advised that the patient avoid soft cheese, cheddar makes a tasty substitution.


  • 1 ½ ounces of Brie cheese at room temperature
  • 2 slices raisin bread (may substitute cinnamon bread or any other soft bread)
  • 2 or 3 thin slices peeled apple (we like the tartness of Granny Smith)
  • 1 tsp softened butter


  • Spread one side of each piece of bread with the softened Brie.
  • Top one slice with apple, then complete the sandwich by adding the other piece of bread, cheese size down.
  • Spread the outsides of the sandwich with butter.
  • Cook over medium heat until cheese begins to melt and the bottom is golden brown. Flip and cook until cheese is completely melted and the other side is golden brown.

This recipe has been adapted from the American Cancer Society.


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