Heat the olive oil over medium heat in your frying pan and once hot add the sage leaves and fry for 1-2 mins flipping to get both sides crisp. Watch carefully as they burn fast, remove and set aside to dry on paper towels.
Keep the excess oil in the pan and add 1 tbsp of butter and melt until it bubbles, then reduce the heat to medium low and lay 2 slices of bread in the butter open faced. Top each slice with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar and lay the sliced apples on top, sprinkle more cheddar on each side so the apples are sandwiched between cheese and then drizzle some honey on the cheese and apples.
Cover the pan with a lid and allow the steam to start cooking the insides of the sandwich – after the cheese begins to melt carefully combine the two sides of the sandwich and press down firmly. Continue to cook over low-medium until the bread is golden and crisp. Add the additional tablespoon of butter as necessary. Use a pastry brush to add additional honey to the bread as you flip the sandwich back and forth.
Repeat steps above for the second sandwich. Sprinkle each sandwich with crumbled fried sage leaves and then allow each sandwich to cool for 2-3 mins before cutting in half 4 times to make 8 bites from each sandwich. Makes 16 mini grilled cheese bites. Serve with more sliced apples and honey on a platter and enjoy!