Grilled Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Sandwich with Roasted Red Onion Mayo

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Grilled Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Sandwich with Roasted Red Onion Mayo Grilled Apple, Bacon and Cheddar Sandwich with Roasted Red Onion Mayo Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 1 sandwich
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 36 min
Difficulty: Easy

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2   slices (1/2-inch-thick) sourdough, multigrain or another hearty bread
4   slices thick-cut bacon, cooked crisp
4   slices Cheddar
1/2   Granny Smith apple, cored, sliced thin
Roasted Red Onion Mayo, recipe follows

Roasted Red Onion Mayo:  
1 medium red onion, chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1-cup mayonnaise


Preheat a seasoned grill pan or griddle over medium heat. Assemble this sandwich just as you would a traditional grilled cheese sandwich: spread 1 slice of bread with some Red Onion Mayo, then top with 2 slices Cheddar, the bacon, the apple slices, then 2 more slices of Cheddar, finishing with another mayo-slathered slice of bread. Butter the outsides of the bread and transfer to the hot grill. Grill about 3 minutes per side, since this sandwich is so thick. Remove to a cutting board and cut the sandwich in half on the diagonal to serve.

Roasted Red Onion Mayo:  

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

On a small-rimmed baking sheet, toss the red onion, olive oil, salt and pepper together. Roast in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the onion is very soft, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven and let cool. Transfer to a food processor and buzz until finely chopped. Add the mayo and pulse until smooth and combined.

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This sounds YUMMERS!! I also have made it with Honey-Roasted Turkey Breast which really adds some X-Tra Flavor!

By Sharon Hines on March 12, 2013


Has anyone tried subing mayo w/youghurt or sour creme?

By Beth on March 05, 2013


I just saw this episode and I am running to the store today to buy the ingredients to make this sandwhich. I am sure it will be good - My mouth was watering as I watched!

By babyg4re on October 03, 2012


i made this after watching ur show one day its good thanks im from redfern projects in far rockaway n.y.c. the onion mayo is good too paula. i couldnt beleive it. the fam in the hood enjoed it. wow.

By Anonymous on August 14, 2011


Paula, My family loved these sandwiches, but I have to confess I am such a dork. In my excitment to make them I didn't read the receipe in full. When I made the red onion mayo I didn't realize you roasted the red onions before mixing into the mayo. I made mine with the raw red onions. Now my family requests it that way all the time. Great receipe with or without the roasting of the red onions. Thank you Paula.

By Diana Gregory on February 06, 2011


Oh my, the red onion mayo is wonderful on this sandwich Diana

By Diana Gale on June 04, 2009


I saw this one on your cooking show. Invited 4 friends over and we would all rate it higher than a 5. It was awsome ! thanks jad

By magnoliaatheart on March 25, 2009

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