Apple, Pancetta, and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Croissant

Apple, Pancetta, and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Croissant
Apple, Pancetta, and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Croissant
Barbara Kiebel
Apple, Pancetta, and Sharp Cheddar Grilled Croissant

I love grilled cheese sandwiches and have since I was little, and it meant nothing more than a slice of American cheese between two slices of Wonder Bread.

This time, I wanted to make something using sharp Cheddar combined with apples, as those two are such classics together. The result? A fabulous grilled cheese with pancetta, Cheddar, and apples on a croissant.

1
Servings
152
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cranberry spread

  • 1  Tablespoon  mayonnaise
  • 1  Teaspoon  whole-grain mustard
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  honey
  • 1  Tablespoon  dried cranberries, chopped

For the sandwich

  • slices pancetta
  • 2  Teaspoons  unsalted butter
  • large croissant, halved
  • slices sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2  apple, cored and sliced

Directions

For the cranberry spread

In the bowl of a food processor or using a blender, blend together the mayonnaise, mustard, honey, and dried cranberries and set aside.

For the sandwich

Preheat a pan or griddle on medium heat. Add the pancetta and cook until browned and starting to crisp. Drain. Wipe down the pan or griddle.

Melt 1 teaspoon of the butter in the pan or griddle over medium heat. Place the cut edges of the sliced croissant face down until slightly toasted, about 1 minute. Remove from the pan.

Melt the remaining butter in the same pan or griddle and place the heel of the croissant in the pan, toasted side facing up. Layer 1 slice of the cheese, the apple slices, pancetta, and the second slice of cheese on top of the croissant. Spread the cranberry spread on the crown of the croissant and place it on top of the other ingredients.

Reduce the heat and cover the sandwich with a lid or aluminum foil until the cheese starts to melt, carefully watching the underside so as not to burn. Carefully flip the sandwich over and repeat. Remove from the heat, cut in half, and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
2µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
52mg
7%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
162mg
11%
Water
13g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Apple Shopping Tip

When buying apples, they should be firm, free of bruises, and heavy for their size.

Apple Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.