Recipe from Cooking with Paula Deen magazine.
Spicy Cheddar-Apple-Bacon Grilled Cheese
By Paula Deen
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 18 minutes
- Servings: 4
- 8 slices center-cut bacon
- ¼ cup pepper jelly
- 8 (½-inch-thick) slices multigrain bread
- 8 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 cup fresh baby arugula
- 1 honeycrisp apple, cored and thinly sliced
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 tablespoons butter, divided
In a large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. Remove bacon, and let drain on paper towels. Wipe skillet clean.
Spread pepper jelly onto one side of half of bread slices; top with cheese, bacon, arugula, apple, pepper, and remaining bread slices.
In same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add 2 sandwiches; cook until cheese is melted and bread is toasted, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and remaining 2 sandwiches. Serve immediately.