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Bacon Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese sourdough Cheddar Bacon Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese Hi Guys! Today we have the first post for our Recipe Redressed series! In this series, we’re going to be taking some of our favorite, everyday comfort foods, ‘redress’ them (get it?), then give you guys one new version everyday for the whole week! We’re starting out with grilled cheese to celebrate national Grilled Cheese month! and yes folks, grilled cheese month is a real thing!

You’ll notice this week that our recipes will just have ingredient lists without amounts because we don’t want to tell anyone how much of each thing to put into their grilled cheese sandwich, it’s such a personal thing and we get that. You’ll also notice that all the recipes call for shredded cheese. We love using freshly shredded cheese in our grilled cheeses because it helps melt the cheese faster and more evenly.

We’re starting our week off with one of our favorites and of course it has a little ( or a lot) of crisp and delicious bacon in it! We love the crunch of the sweet apples against the salty bacon and used cheddar because apple and cheddar are like two peas in a pod…they go incredibly well together! Anyway, we hope you guys will stick around for the week as we share some of our favorite grilled cheese recipes. Enjoy!


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Bacon Apple Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Ingredient List:
sliced sourdough bread
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
strips of crispy cooked bacon
fresh minced thyme leaves, optional
cored and thinly sliced apple (of your choice)
salted butter, softened

1. Slather both sides of each slice of bread with butter.
2. Sprinkle some shredded cheddar onto a piece of sourdough and top with strips of bacon. Top the bacon with another generous sprinkle of cheese and a small amount of thyme, if using.
3. Top the cheese with a single layer of sliced apple and finish with a final sprinkle of cheese.
4. Top grilled cheese with another slice of sourdough and gently press the entire grilled cheese together.
5. Place a cast iron skillet over medium heat and melt a couple tablespoons of butter. Once the butter has melted and the skillet is hot, carefully place the grilled cheese into the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until the bottom is nicely toasted and some of the cheese has melted. Flip the grilled cheese and continue to cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the bottom is toasted and the remaining cheese has melted.
6. Transfer grilled cheese onto a cutting board. Allow the sandwich to sit for 3 to 5 minutes before cutting the half and serving.



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  1. Kate @Almond Butter Binge Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my god, yum! I’m usually such a traditionalist when it comes to grilled cheese, but I love apples and cheddar together. Plus bacon? YUM. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks scrumptious!

  3. Holly Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks incredible, cant wait to try

  4. Holly Not Specified Not Specified

    My dad never ate apple pie without melted cheddar on top so its a tradition in our house to eat it this way. So naturally a grilled cheese with apples and bacon is a no brainer!

  5. Georgina Not Specified Not Specified

    Looks insane!

    Can’t wait to try.

    Georgina at

  6. Elyse Not Specified Not Specified

    I don’t even like cheese that much (gasp, I know!) but those gorgeous photos make me want to start trying to like it a little bit harder!

  7. Paula Not Specified Not Specified

    Can’t wait for shopping day to get all these ingredients. What a great site you have. So happy I found you.

  8. Linda Not Specified Not Specified

    I can’t tell you how much I like grilled cheese sandwiches,and this one is making me drool.

  9. Koffee Lady Not Specified Not Specified

    Tried this recipe, loved it. Just needed a touch more thyme and a slice of provolone cheese! Delicious!

  10. Charlie Not Specified Not Specified

    I have to laugh every time I read that it’s Grilled Cheese Month! Who comes up with these things? But I’m not complaining – I’m loving all the mouthwatering sandwiches and this one looks really unique and delicious!

    Charlie x

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Haha, I think the same thing every time I here it’s a national “food” day or month of sorts!

  11. Julie S Not Specified Not Specified

    What is it about warm, melty cheese that makes it the ultimate comfort food? Yum. I’ve tried apple in my grilled cheese but didn’t make that leap to bacon. SO trying this. And soon. I’ll be checking in for sure this week to see what other delectable delights you have for us.

  12. 3girls1apple Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing =)

  13. Kaysha Comfort Not Specified Not Specified

    I pretty much want to figure out a way to dive into the picture of this sandwich and have my way with it. OMG! This looks so delicious, fresh, and filling. I must eat this! Thanks for sharing.
    That Comfort Girl

  14. Ashley Denae Not Specified Not Specified

    OH HELLO! This looks sooo good! MMM do I love cheese and bacon. I know I should be on a diet but how can I when I love everything about this! This is going on my “cheat day” for lunch. I mean come on. . . . a girl can’t eat healthy when there is stuff like this out there. Thanks for the great recipe!

  15. Renee @ Awesome on $20 Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks completely amazing, and I love the lighting through the bread. Great photos!

  16. Francois de Melogue Not Specified Not Specified

    Yeah, I laugh to at the variety of National this or that days there are. My PR agent was constantly sending me calendars of what day it was. Some are very obscure. Love the photography!


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  20. Karen Not Specified Not Specified

    Instead of butter can I substitute Olive Oil?