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5 from 6 votes

Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese

Take your grilled cheese game to the next level by adding maple bacon! Sweet, sticky, smoky and extra cheesy, this truly is the ultimate grilled cheese!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 2
Calories: 980kcal
Cost: £4 / $5

Equipment

  • Large Frying Pan
  • Large Baking Tray
  • Small Pot & Brush
  • Cheese Grater

Ingredients

Grilled Cheese

  • 4 large slices of Bread (here I use Sourdough)
  • 8 rashers of Streaky Bacon
  • 3/4 cup / 75g Cheddar, grated
  • 4 slices of Smoked Cheese (here I use Applewood)
  • 4 'spreads' of Butter

Maple Glaze

  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C. In small bowl combine your glaze ingredients.
  • Brush both sides of your bacon using 3/4 of your mixture and lay on a baking tray. Bake for around 10-15mins or until the bacon begins to caramelize. Take out, flip and reglaze. Pop back in the oven for another 10 mins or until sticky and fully caramelized. Timings will vary from oven to oven and also the thickness/size of your bacon, so just be vigilant throughout.
  • Place two slices of bread in a pan with the heat OFF. Spread with butter then flip over so both are butter side down. Add your smoky cheese, then maple bacon, then cheddar and finish with another slice of bread. Squish down with your hands and spread with butter.
  • Turn on heat to a medium and fry each side until golden. Slice in half and enjoy!

Video

Notes

a) Quantities - If your bread is smaller in size then just use the quantities you feel necessary. As you can see in the video only 6 bacon slices make it to the filling, although admittedly this was more down to the fact I couldn't resist eating a couple slices!! 
b) Maple Glaze - If you want to drizzle glaze over at the end then make a little extra and ensure it doesn't make contact with your bacon brush.
c) Calories - Yup, let's just call this a treat shall we!?

Nutrition

Calories: 980kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.01g | Protein: 39.59g | Fat: 74.52g | Saturated Fat: 19.837g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.836g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.086g | Trans Fat: 0.453g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1301mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 18.3g | Vitamin A: 2400IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 760mg | Iron: 2.5mg