Apple-Cheddar Bagels

Consider this delicious apple breakfast recipe a starting point for creativity. Add a light crunch by lightly frying the sage. Swap out the cinnamon bagel with a berry or plain bagel, or go savory by choosing an "everything" seasoning or onion bagel. If you don't have white cheddar, try Monterey Jack, smoked gouda, cheddar, or provolone cheese.

Bagel halves topped with apple slices, cheese, and sage leaves
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Broil Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
17 mins


  • 2 cinnamon-raisin bagels, split and toasted

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 4 slices white cheddar cheese

  • 4 1/4-inch crosswise slices cooking apple (such as Braeburn), seeded

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage


  1. Preheat broiler. Spread cut sides of bagels with 1 Tbsp. of the butter.

  2. In a medium skillet melt remaining 1 Tbsp. butter over medium heat. Add apple slices; cook 2 to 4 minutes or until slices just start to brown, turning once.

  3. Top each bagel half with a slice of cheese and an apple slice. Place on a baking sheet and broil, 3 to 4 inches from heat, 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Sprinkle with sage.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
12g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Folate, total 41mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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