Sharp Cheddar, Apples, and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Cheddar, Apple, and Bacon on Raisin Bread
St. Francis Winery


  • slices applewood smoked bacon
  • 6 Ounces  sharp Cheddar, grated into medium/large shreds
  • Granny Smith apple, cored, peeled, and cut into 1/4-inch disk slices
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  cayenne
  • 1/2-inch slices of raisin bread
  • 2 Tablespoons  unsalted butter

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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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.


Calories per serving:

891 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 151g 232%
  • Carbs 40g 13%
  • Saturated 71g 355%
  • Fiber 5g 20%
  • Trans 3g
  • Sugars 20g
  • Monounsaturated 51g
  • Polyunsaturated 15g
  • Protein 65g 131%
  • Cholesterol 349mg 116%
  • Sodium 2,342mg 98%
  • Calcium 1,192mg 119%
  • Magnesium 83mg 21%
  • Potassium 728mg 21%
  • Iron 2mg 9%
  • Zinc 8mg 55%
  • Phosphorus 1,107mg 158%
  • Vitamin A 672µg 75%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 40%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 58%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 38%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 33%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 59µg 15%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 40%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 16%
  • Vitamin K 10µg 12%
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