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Bacon and Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Well, because I posted tomato soup yesterday, I only felt it necessary to post grilled cheese today. OMG, you guys, these bacon and apple grilled cheese sandwiches are amazing. They seriously taste like fall, if you can call a grilled cheese sandwich “fall-like.” It’s the apples guys. The apples! These sandwiches are so savory: with the bacon and sharp white cheddar cheese and those thin slices of crispy, sweet apples add that certain sweetness that you crave with a grilled cheese sandwich!

It’s been all about the easy recipes this week. I’ve been making soup and sandwiches like it’s my job lately.

Wait … it is my job …

But anyway, it’s all about keeping recipes quick and easy as we prepare for Thanksgiving, and you don’t get much easier than soup and sandwiches.

Grilled cheese is one of those recipes that I love to put my mark on. My normal grilled cheese sandwich usually consists of just about anything I have on hand, and that’s exactly what happened with these bacon and apple grilled cheese sandwiches. I have so many leftover apples and in an attempt to use them before they go bad, I’ve been putting apples in just about everything.

The apples send this bacon and apple grilled cheese sandwich over the top. Dunk it in a bowl of creamy tomato soup and you have pure comfort food!

Recipe and beer pairing is below! I hope everyone has a great day! xo

Beer Love

I love hoppier beers with grilled cheese sandwiches, and I only thought a pale ale could do this bacon and apple grilled cheese sandwich justice. A pale ale really brings out the sharpness in the cheese and tones down the sweetness level of the apple with a subtle bitterness. Here are some pale ales that I love for this bacon and apple grilled cheese sandwich.

Maine Beer Company’s Peeper Ale

Wind River Brewing Company’s Fremont Pale Ale

3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust

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Bacon and Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


4 sandwiches

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 slices artisan bread
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 8 slices sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 8 slices fully-cooked bacon crisp
  • 2 apples sliced thin


  • Preheat a griddle pan or non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.
  • Butter one side of one slice of bread, and place, butter side down, on the preheated pan. Spread on honey mustard and top with 1 slice of white cheddar cheese, 2 slices fully-cooked bacon, and 5-6 apple slices. Top with another slice of white cheddar cheese. Spread butter on one side of another slice of bread and place on top of the cheese, butter side up. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until brown. Flip the sandwich carefully, cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Remove from heat, and repeat this step for the remaining 3 sandwiches.
  • Serve immediately with a warm bowl of tomato soup and enjoy!



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6 Responses

  1. What a beautiful grilled cheese sandwich, Justine! Speaking of hoppy beers, last week I had two different IPAs that were pretty good – Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA and Ballast Point IPA (I think the Big Eye IPA but they have two different ones.) Worth the try if you can find them!

    1. Thank you so much, friend!! I’m obsessed with Ballast Point! They have a great IPA(s)! I have not had Anderson Valley’s though! I usually gravitate towards their bourbon barrel aged stuff. ;) I definitely must try their IPA though! Thanks for the recommendations! xoxo

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Hello! I'm Justine.

I’m a blogger and web developer from the beautiful state of Oklahoma, where my loving husband, two adorable kids, and two mischievous dogs keep me on my toes 24/7. My idea of heaven includes endless summer days, getting lost in a good book, and whipping up some delicious homemade bread.


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