This unlikely combination is delicious with fresh fall apples. This recipe requires high quality ingredients. I recommend a Vermont aged Cheddar cheese and Honeycrisp apples. Your favorite apple would work too!

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 1 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a sandwich/panini press according to manufacturer's instructions.

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  • Set one slice of bread on a work surface. Top bread with 1 slice cheese, apple slices, bacon slices, and remaining 1 slice cheese. Place remaining bread slice on top.

  • Cook sandwich in the preheated panini press until bread is lightly toasted and cheese begins to melt, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

279.6 calories; 11.5 g protein; 34.9 g carbohydrates; 29.4 mg cholesterol; 443.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
OMG! I love apples and bacon and placing it between two slices of lightly grilled bread with melted cheese...delicious! This is a nice twist on traditional grilled cheese and it was a perfect combination of sweet and salty. I used thick sliced whole grain bread but whatever bread you use this is bound to be delicious. This is definitely a case of don't knock it 'til ya try it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2018
My wife and I thought this was just okay. It's not something we would fix again. Read More
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
OMG! I love apples and bacon and placing it between two slices of lightly grilled bread with melted cheese...delicious! This is a nice twist on traditional grilled cheese and it was a perfect combination of sweet and salty. I used thick sliced whole grain bread but whatever bread you use this is bound to be delicious. This is definitely a case of don't knock it 'til ya try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2014
OMG! I love apples and bacon and placing it between two slices of lightly grilled bread with melted cheese...delicious! This is a nice twist on traditional grilled cheese and it was a perfect combination of sweet and salty. I used thick sliced whole grain bread but whatever bread you use this is bound to be delicious. This is definitely a case of don't knock it 'til ya try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/19/2014
Can I give this more than 5 stars?! We loved this! I used this recipe for Johnsonville-s 6 Ingredient or Less challenge. I used a rustic boule of whole wheat bread and replaced the bacon with crumbled sausage meat. I also served it with the Yummy Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce from this site. So good! The flavors are perfect! If you don't have a panini press just heat a skillet on medium and when it's hot put your sandwich down with another smaller pan on top of it to press it down. Then just put a heavy can on it to hold it. Flip the sandwich after 2-3 minutes (after it's toasted nicely). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2014
This one is a no-fail every time great sammy. Idk why I never thought to put apples in a grilled cheese!! So now the question becomes... what else can I put between two slices of bread?????? Omg! This is one of those recipes that opens your eyes to all kinds of possibilities. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2015
I cooked this in a Croque Monsieur machine which I imagine is about the same as the one mentioned in the recipe. The recipe really appealed to me. However the apple remained firm and so one could hardly taste it. For the next try I intend to cook the slices in the bacon fat. I buttered the sandwich on both the outer sides as I would normally for a toasted sandwich. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
I used to make these all the time when I was a kid. Not sure where the idea came from but a nice alternative to the standard grilled cheese. I like the saltiness of the bacon with the sweetness of the apple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2014
I thought this was an unusual combo but thought it was worth a try. I LOVE THIS!! Easy to make too. I think this might be good as an open face sandwich for a ladies lunch. Thank you for this! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/17/2018
My wife and I thought this was just okay. It's not something we would fix again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2018
did this with Havarti cheese and it was really good! Thanks Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2016
How can you not love this? There's absolutely nothing I can point to that is less than 5-star-worthy! I also made it with Gruyere to see how it would be and - you guessed it - Still great! Read More