Grilled Cheese, Bacon and Apple Sandwiches

Remember last month when I shared with you the best grilled cheese sandwich ever recipe? Well, I thought it was time to share another: my recipe for Grilled Cheese Bacon and Apple on Raisin Bread. I know, I know…it sounds crazy, right? But trust me on this one, it is YUMMY!

This recipe is based on a couple of recipes combined. One recipe was one I learned in Home Economics class when I was in 7th grade. The other comes from a recipe on Sargento’s website called White Cheddar, Granny Smith Apples and Smoked Bacon. Now the great thing about recipes is that you can tweak them and take bits and pieces from different ones to make them your own. And that’s what I’ve done here.

Sargento’s recipe creates a panini. They are yummy, but I don’t have a panini maker so I make it the old fashioned way – I flip the sandwich halfway through. Instead of using ciabatta bread, I use raisin and/or cinnamon swirl bread. No Granny Smith apples? No problem! Any apples will do, but the sweet and tart flavor of a Granny Smith sends this recipe over the top. And since I’m watching my calories, instead of using Sargento Deli Style Sliced Vermont Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, I use Sargento’s Ultra Thin Sliced Mild Cheddar Cheese.

So don’t be afraid to take this recipe and switch it up to make it your own!

Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Apple

This recipe is for a simple grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and apples served on cinnamon bread.It might sound like a strange combo, but it is delicious!

From Sargento’s website. Because the picture of my sandwich didn’t look nearly as yummy!

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Ingredients

  • (Per Sandwich)
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 small Granny Smith apples, cored and sliced
  • Cracked pepper
  • 2 slices raisin bread or cinnamon swirl bread
  • 2 slices Sargento's Ultra Thin Sliced Mild Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon until crisp on low heat; drain on paper towels. Put apples into hot pan with 1/2 tablespoon bacon drippings and sauté for 30 seconds; sprinkle with pepper.
  2. Spread apples evenly on top of a slice of bread. Place 2 slices cheese and two strips bacon on top of apples. Close sandwich with remaining bread slices.
  3. Grill the sandwich about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Let cool for 2 minutes, cut each sandwich in half and serve with fresh fruit.
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Doesn’t it sound yummy? This makes a great lunchtime sandwich or even a great dinner sandwich! And you can make it your own…change up the meat, use different varieties of cheese, or use your favorite bread. The possibilities are endless!

Looking for more of the best grilled cheese sandwiches around? Try my recipe for the Best Grilled Cheese EVER and check out my Grilled Cheese board on Pinterest.

The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe EVER!

The girls enjoying their cheese squares! Brings back lots of childhood memories…

Okay, I’ll be honest…I make a damn good grilled cheese sandwich. I can make good-old-fashioned-plain grilled cheese, churched-up grilled cheese and even add fruit to grilled cheese sandwiches. I love cheese, and there’s nothing better for a cheese lover than a kick ass grilled cheese sandwich…who’s with me? The sandwich I am about to introduce you to is very addicting, so only try it if you are willing to become addicted to the best grilled cheese sandwich EVER!

I should also add that this sandwich is a nod to Giada De Laurentiis’ grilled cheese with spinach and pancetta recipe out of her new cookbook weeknights with Giada. I say nod because she makes hers with pancetta, makes a spread for the middle, and cooks it as a panini. Too much work for me. So I changed it up to make it simple to make.

The kids love this new grilled cheese creation, I love it and even Jason, who is not a huge grilled cheese fan loves it. Try it out and let me know if your family loves it, too!

This recipe is for a simple grilled cheese sandwich that's kicked up a notch with spinach and prosciutto. It becomes the best grilled cheese sandwich EVER!

Best Grilled Cheese, Spinach, and Prosciutto Sandwich EVER!

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Ingredients

  • (Per Sandwich)
  • 1-2 slices of proscuitto
  • 2 slices of mild or sharp cheddar cheese (or your favorite!)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted spreadable butter
  • Garlic salt to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese to taste
  • 4-6 spinach leaves
  • 2 slices of sourdough bread

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Get a piece of tin foil and lay the prosciutto slices in a single layer on top of the foil. Bake until crispy and brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Cool for a few minutes and crumble. Set aside.
  2. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of butter on 1 side of both pieces of bread. Add the garlic salt and grated Parmesan cheese. Place one piece of bread in a heated skillet (butter side should be on the skillet). Top with the cheese, crumbled prosciutto, and spinach leaves. Put the remaining bread slice on top (butter side should be facing up).
  3. Grill the sandwich about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown and crispy. Let cool for 2 minutes, cut each sandwich in half and serve with fresh fruit.
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This recipe is for a simple grilled cheese sandwich that's kicked up a notch with spinach and prosciutto. It becomes the best grilled cheese sandwich EVER!

Yummy, right? This makes a great lunchtime sandwich or even a great dinner sandwich! And you can make it your own…change up the meat, use different varieties of cheese, or use your favorite bread. The possibilities are endless!

Looking for more of the best grilled cheese sandwiches around? Try my Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Apples and check out my Grilled Cheese board on Pinterest.