Sharp Cheddar, Apples, and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Sharp Cheddar, Apples, and Bacon Grilled Cheese
Cheddar, Apple, and Bacon on Raisin Bread

St. Francis Winery

This classic combination works best on raisin bread. Sobocinski suggests serving the sandwich with St. Francis Cabernet, highlighting the wine's hints of black currant fruit, oak, vanilla, and tobacco.

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Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Lay the bacon out onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Cook in the oven for 12-17 minutes or until nicely browned and crisp.

Remove bacon from sheet pan onto a dish lined with a paper towel and allow to drain and cool.

Butter one side of each of the slices of raisin bread equally with the 2 tablespoons of butter.

Assemble the sandwiches by placing a quarter of the shredded Cheddar on the unbuttered side of one slice of bread, then 2 slices of apple, a pinch of cayenne (or more if you like), then 3 slices of crisp bacon, then more shredded Cheddar, all topped off with raisin bread, butted side facing out.

In a large sauté pan, cook the sandwiches on one side until golden brown, flip, and finish cooking in the preheated oven until nicely melted through. Allow sandwiches to rest for 3 minutes before cutting or eating.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

438 kcal

Daily value:

22%

Servings:

2
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 7 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 36 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 1095 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 234 µg
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin D 34 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 7 µg
  • Alanine 1 g
  • Arginine 1 g
  • Ash 3 g
  • Aspartic acid 2 g
  • Calcium, Ca 607 mg
  • Carotene, beta 208 µg
  • Cholesterol 83 mg
  • Choline, total 21 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 39 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 11 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 18 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 1 g
  • Folate, DFE 32 µg
  • Folate, food 32 µg
  • Folate, total 32 µg
  • Glutamic acid 5 g
  • Histidine 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 1 mg
  • Isoleucine 1 g
  • Leucine 2 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 85 µg
  • Lysine 2 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 55 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Phenylalanine 1 g
  • Phosphorus, P 446 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 143 mg
  • Proline 2 g
  • Retinol 215 µg
  • Selenium, Se 25 µg
  • Serine 1 g
  • Sodium, Na 585 mg
  • Sugars, total 2 g
  • Threonine 1 g
  • Tyrosine 1 g
  • Valine 1 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 31 g
  • Zinc, Zn 4 mg
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