Bacon, Apple and Applewood Cheddar Grilled Cheese



This applewood smoked cheddar is a new favorite. Of course I had to turn it into a Bacon, Apple and Applewood  Cheddar Grilled Cheese

I hate lunch time with all of my  heart and soul. Really, I do. I hate thinking up something to eat for myself, and for my kiddos. Especially during the Holidays. You tend to have more people in the house even if it is just your own family. I like to have some good ideas for quick, but totally delicious lunches, so I don’t feel so bugged by lunch time. It’s even more important when you have guests and you don’t want to offer everyone a plain ol’ PB&J for lunch. Meet, Bacon, Apple and Applewood Cheddar Grilled Cheese.


The cheese is by  Ilchester and you can find them in your Gourmet Cheese Section. Mine happened to be on sale which was even better. If you cannot find the Applewood Cheddar, just use another good quality cheddar or smoked cheddar. You’ll want that flavor, trust me.  I love how deep the flavor is in the cheese melted all over the smoky, salty bacon, and then you get this amazing burst of sweet from the apple. I know it sounds weird, but I PROMISE that sweet and salty are made for each other. Didn’t you ever have an apple with cheese growing up? Come on? Someone?! A good bread is also a must. Mine’s our homemade wheat, but you just use whatever good quality bread you prefer.


Is Bacon Bad For You?

Bacon is high in saturated fat and cholesterol, which are not as harmful as previously believed.

Also, the typical serving size of bacon is small.

Bacon is made from pork, and pork is rich in many nutrients, including protein and several vitamins.

Bacon, as with all processed meats can be eaten in moderation.


Do Apples Need To Be Refrigerated?

Apples will keep for about a week at room temperature.

When refrigerated, apples last 6-8 weeks.


Can You Eat Cheese That Has Mold?

Mold generally can’t penetrate far into hard and semisoft cheeses, such as cheddar, colby, Parmesan and Swiss.

So, if your cheese has begun to mold, you can cut the mold off and the cheese will be safe to eat.


Bacon, Apple and Applewood Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1 sandwich

Bacon, Apple and Applewood Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Bacon, Apple and Applewood Cheddar Grilled Cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


recipe by me

  • 2 Slices Hearty Wheat (or white) Bread
  • A couple Slices Of Ilchester Applewood Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Sweet Apple (I used Honeycrisp), peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 Slices Bacon, cooked
  • Butter for grilling


  1. Layer the cheese, cooked bacon, apple slices, and a little more cheese on the bread.
  2. Place the other slice of bread on top and butter the bread.
  3. Heat a pan to medium heat and place the sandwich butter side down.
  4. Let grill until perfectly golden, meanwhile butter the top.
  5. Flip and grill until golden again.
This is one grilled cheese I like to press down a little to help the cheese seal in the fixings.Eat up!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 708 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 94.1mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 54.8g Fiber: 6.7g Sugar: 23.1g Protein: 27.2g



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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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5 comments on “Bacon, Apple and Applewood Cheddar Grilled Cheese”

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  3. Uh, drooling. And are you totally loving the dairy you can eat again!!! Oh, LOVE the new look! I really want to know HOW you did it!

  4. What a perfect grilled cheese!

  5. I have the same problem thinking of what to eat for lunch every day. This sounds like a great solution!