A ‘sarmie’ is the ultimate convenient food or snack and also one of the most beloved foods around the world. Therefore, it is no surprise that the humble sandwich has its own day!

Today, 3 November, marks World Sandwich Day, a universal day to commemorate the birth anniversary of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. Rumour has it that the modern version of the sandwich came about when Montagu’s servants put some meat between two slices of bread as a way for the Earl to eat his meal while gambling. Our beloved friend, Sasko, has a great sandwich idea – an Apple Pie toastie for you to share with your family and friends.

Ingredients:

Makes 4

160 g cream cheese

4 tbsp. icing sugar

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

4 Granny Smith apples, sliced into rounds and deseeded

Butter for frying

4 tbsp. demerara sugar, or you can use brown sugar

30 g raisins

8 slices Sasko Plus Rosehip and Honeybush Brown Bread

80 g butter (softened)

Whipped cream/ice cream to serve

Method

Either use a non-stick frying pan or a sandwich/panini press to make these. Fry the apple slices in batches in your sandwich or panini press or in a non-stick pan in a little butter until just browned and slightly softened. Set aside to cool and clean the sandwich/panini press or frying pan. Mix the cream cheese, icing sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl until well combined. Smear each slice of the bread with equal amounts of the cinnamon-cream cheese. Top half of the slices of bread with a sprinkling of raisins. Place a layer of apple slices on top of the raisins. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. of demerara sugar over the apples and cover with another layer of apples. Seal each sandwich with the remaining slices of bread, with the cinnamon-cream cheese side facing down. Butter both sides of the sandwiches. Toast in your sandwich/panini press or fry in a non-stick frying pan, turning once, until crisp and toasted. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe and images supplied by: Sasko

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