Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Recipe - the best and weirdest grilled cheese you'll ever eat

I am not a huge sandwich person.  I like them, but if I'm scrounging through the fridge, a sandwich is not likely going to be on the menu.

Do you have any unusual sandwich combinations you love?  One of my favorites is bacon and crunchy peanut butter on toast.  Mmmmmmm!  I know it's weird, but my brother's best friend when we were kids used to make it when he came over, and I have loved it ever since.  Anyway, now that you're disgusted, here's my other weird sandwich love - grilled cheese with bacon and Granny Smith apples.  I saw this version on television once {Real Simple, maybe?}, and was hooked.  It's delicious, and doesn't need to take the backseat to soup.  I love making this when we have leftover bacon {I know, I know, who actually has leftover bacon?}.

Grilled Cheese with Bacon and Granny Smith Apples

Cheddar cheese, your favorite sharpness {shredded is best, but we had some smoked cheddar slices {yum}, so I used those}
Bacon {two slices per sandwich}
Granny Smith apple, sliced thinly
Bread {I made Handsome Hero's with whole wheat, and mine as a wrap}

This is a grilled cheese sandwich.  Do you need directions?  The only helpful advice I have is to keep your heat at medium and put some of your cheese on the top and bottom, so that it sticks together better.  It's a bit tricky to turn otherwise.

It's a great blend of flavors, if a little strange.  Is anyone out there going to try this concoction?  What about bacon and peanut butter?  Anyone have a favorite oddball sandwich?


  1. I've used bacon before in a grilled cheese sandwich. Very yummy! But instead of using butter to grill the bread, I used the left over bacon grease. Sooo good! But I would usually only have one sandwich because it packs on enough calories. Now though, I have to have gluten free bread. I tried the sandwich with brown rice bread and it still tasted good. The granny smith apples was a good touch! Very creative! And healthy. :)

  2. I love apples and cheese together. This would probably be super yummy with brie too!

    Brian likes peanut butter and mustard sandwiches... I tried it once and it was surprisingly good!