Happy Apple Day Swiss Burger

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Pairs well with:

Pinot Grigio

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The third Friday of September in Switzerland is Happy Apple Day. They believe that they grow the very best apples and import very few because they are some of the most popular fruits consumed there. This burger is built around the Braeburn apple to complement it and Gruyere cheese. This burger is perfectly paired with Sutter Home Pinot Grigio.

Serves: 6 Regular-Sized Burgers



  • 2 pounds grass fed, organic ground beef
  • 1 Braeburn apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 9 ounces Gruyere cheese, thinly sliced
  • 6 prosciutto, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cracked black pepper
  • 6 brioche buns, toasted
  • 3 Braeburn apples, cored and thinly sliced

Celebration Sauce:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup Sutter Home Moscato
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, mashed
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper



  1. Gently mix ground beef, 2 teaspoons kosher salt, 1 finely chopped Braeburn apple and 1 ½ teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
  2. Divide burger mixture into 6 equal portions, and divide each of those into 2 more portions (12 total) then flatten out to about 3 ½-inches
  3. Place 1 folded up piece of prosciutto and ½ ounce slice Gruyere cheese on 6 patties and mold the top patty onto filled patty, pinching sides to seal well
  4. Cook burgers on prepared grill on medium-high heat for approximately 5 minutes on the first side then flip
  5. Place cheese on the burgers and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes when cheese is melted or until desired doneness
  6. Toast buns slightly

Celebration Sauce:

  1. Whisk all sauce ingredients together – then set aside


  1. Slather sauce on bun and place apple slices and patty on top then add top bun – serve and enjoy!