Spicy Cheddar-Apple-Bacon Grilled Cheese
Serves: 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 ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  1. 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.
  2. Spread pepper jelly onto one side of half of bread slices; top with cheese, bacon, arugula, apple, pepper, and remaining bread slices.
  3. 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.
Recipe by Paula Deen Magazine at https://www.pauladeenmagazine.com/spicy-cheddar-apple-bacon-grilled-cheese/