Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is a standard American comfort food, add a little soup on the side and you have the perfect rainy day meal. Through the years I have started to spice up our grilled cheese sandwiches. Tomato orzo soup is still our go to soup to pair with a toasty sandwich, but the sandwich contents have evolved.

One of our favorites has become the blackberry and bacon grilled cheese. I add a little jalapeno to mine and the husbands, but keep it off for our little bug. Paired with a side of soup and we are some happy cozy campers (but in our dining room, because we don’t camp).

While any bread can turn into a grilled cheese, if you really want to take it to the next level, run to your local bakery and get a fresh loaf of sourdough bread. Mmmm it just doesn’t get better in my book.

Blackberry Grilled Cheese

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Broil

  • 1 Loaf of sourdough bread
  • 1 Stick of room temperature butter, unsalted
  • 1 pckg of Maple bacon
  • 1 Jar of blackberry jam (it spreads better than jelly)
  • 1pckg Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 Jalapeno, minced

  1. In a saute pan over medium heat cook the package of bacon. Drain on a plate lined with papertowels.
  2. Turn the oven to broil.
  3. Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Flip the bread over and on the dry side spread the blackberry jam, sprinkle with minced jalapeno.
  5. Lay a slice of cheese, then bacon, then more cheese. This will help keep the bacon in blace.
  6. Assemble the sandwhich and broil until the bread is golden brown, then flip and brown the other side.
  7. Enjoy with a hot bowl of soup!

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