Green Apple, Bacon, Gouda and Havarti Grilled Cheese

May 4, 2011

The kids are at the zoo with Daddy today. Well, except for my baby. He’s here with me. I can still call him my baby, right? He’ll be two in May and we do actually have a baby coming in July. But for now, Caleb is still my baby…what am I saying, they’re all my babies! I tell them so all the time. It really annoys my 6-year-old. Anywho, with the big kids out of the house I’m trying to get a bit more done. I’m hoping to tackle the mudroom. Wish me luck. If you could see what it looks like you’d know I’ll need it! But first, would you like to see what I made myself for lunch? I really went all out since I’m practically on my own;-)

This was an amazing sandwich. Oh my. I love sweet and salty and this sandwich is sweet and salty nirvana. And not just sweet and salty. It’s sweet, salty, crunchy, tangy, and just so, so delicious! It’s a grilled cheese on steroids. Very good steroids. I wasn’t sure if I would like it as much as I did. I’m a pretty simple girl. Apples in a sandwich are a little wild for me;-) However, everything in this sandwich complemented each other perfectly. The sweetness of the raisin bread, the crunch from the apple, the nuttiness of the cheese, the tang from the mustard, and the smoky bacon…nirvana I tell you!

Well, I could go on and on but my mudroom is calling. Have a wonderful day and make this sandwich soon!

Green Apple, Bacon, Gouda and Havarti Grilled Cheese

  • 8 slices raisin bread
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 8 slices Havarti cheese
  • 4 slices Gouda cheese
  • 8 slices applewood-smoked bacon, fried crisp
  • 1 large Granny Smith, sliced thinly

Spread each slice of bread on one side with soft butter. Turn over and generously spread with 1 tablespoon of honey mustard. Place a slice of Havarti on each bread slice. Top half the slices with 2 slices of bacon. Shingle 6 apple slices over the bacon. Top the remaining 4 slices with a slice of Gouda. Assemble the sandwiches, pressing together and leaving the buttered side of the bread exposed.

In a skillet or grill pan, grill over medium heat until golden brown on each side. Cut sandwiches in half or quarters diagonally. Serve immediately.

Serves 4. Easily adaptable to how ever many you’d like to make!

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Sara May 4, 2011 at 3:34 pm


Amy K. May 5, 2011 at 8:52 am

This looks amazing. I will be trying it this weekend, no doubt.

Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) May 5, 2011 at 11:42 am

Wow…this sounds like something you would order at a really posh restaurant! YUM! I’m very intrigued at the apple addition.

Becky May 5, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Thanks Amy!

Jenn – That is totally what I thought when I first bit into it!

Cooking Agents May 5, 2011 at 12:55 pm

I love love love this combo. Now I’m so inspired to make one myself for lunch. =D Thanks for sharing.

Dale September 24, 2011 at 2:31 pm

My wife made a similar sandwich for us to pack on a day of cross-country skiing near our home a few years ago. It was a weight-watcher recipie, so it had ham instead of bacon, and also used apple butter. It is our favorite sandwich now. Dale in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Rebecca December 31, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I just ate dinner, but this makes me want to eat again!

Becky December 31, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Thanks Rebecca! These are so yummy!

Deborah (Snackers Delight) February 11, 2012 at 11:00 pm

That is a very unique sandwich. and it looks quite yummy! :D

Nickelle April 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Omg I’ve never seen anything that looks quite so amazing. I LOVE grilled cheese (along with mac and cheese it is one of my all time favorites) and THIS is like the Titan of all grilled cheeses. I absolutely cannot WAIT to try this.

Becky April 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Thanks Nickelle! You will love it:-)

Nicole December 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm

This is sooooo tasty! My husband thanked me five times for making it!

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