Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich (with Bacon)

Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich (with Bacon)

Up next for grilled cheese month I bring you a grilled cheese sandwich inspired by caramel apples! That combo of tart juicy apples with sweet caramel sauce is simply irresistible and the the sweet and savoury apple and cheddar combo is not too far behind so why not combine the two? This sandwich is really easy to make, simply combining cheddar cheese, sliced apples and caramel sauce in a grilled cheese! The one caveat about this sandwich is that fresh apple slices tend to pop out of it when you eat it but you can alleviate this by sauteing the apples a bit to tenderize them first. It really comes down to whether you prefer the crisp apples or the ease of eating the sandwich but either way you are in apple, caramel and ooey gooey melted cheddar heaven. Although the caramel apple grilled cheese sandwich is amazing all by itself, you can make it even more decadent by adding bacon; where the salty bacon balances the tart apple and sweet caramel sauce nicely.

Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich (with Bacon)
You can use store bought caramel sauce but homemade caramel sauce is so easy to make and it keeps in the fridge for months so you can have some around for when you want it.

Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich (with Bacon)

Caramel Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich (with Bacon)

Tart apples in a bed of melted cheddar cheese and sweet caramel sauce along with salty bacon all wrapped up in warm buttery and toasty bread.

Servings: 1

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 slices cheddar (or 1/2 cup shredded)
  • 1/2 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
  • 2 strips bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces and cooked (optional)
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat.
  2. Butter the outside side of each slice of bread, place one slice in the pan buttered side down, top with half of the cheese, the apple, caramel sauce, bacon, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread.
  3. Grill until golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Option: If you prefer the apples to be tender, and they stay in the sandwich better that way, saute them in a touch of oil or bacon grease until just tender, about 1-2 minutes per side, before adding them to the sandwich.

Option: Serve with extra caramel sauce for dipping along with a few apple slices.

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Jazzy's Mom said...

Looks so good

Maria said...

Another great grilled cheese!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Kevin, these flavour combinations sound and look AMAZING!


That sounds completely irresistible!

Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

Hold me.

Heather Christo said...

OMG Kevin!! What are you doing to me with these crazy decadent drool worthy sandwiches!?

Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) said...

WOW! That's all I can say about all that melty, cheesy, bacon-y goodness. Love it!

vanillasugarblog said...

kevin you have no idea how hard it is to come to your site when I'm being good.
how on earth do you stay so skinny?
a runner right? lol
I know I say this all the time, but you need your own grilled cheese joint.
You know how popular you'd be right?

Carrian Cheney said...

Could that be any more gooey and delicious?!

marla said...

Oh wow!! All of these sweet, salty, smoky flavors! I want this sandwich :)

Ashley Bee said...

Slice the apples with a mandolin and they probably will lay better on the sandwich. I'd nix the caramel but otherwise ooooh goodness this looks tasty!

Tieghan said...

Caramel sauce and cheddar cheese! Whoa! I never would have come up with that, but is sounds awesome!

Amanda - The Anti-Mom said...

caramel sauce and bacon!? why have i never tried this before!! thanks for sharing this, it looks freaking amazing!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

that's certainly a flavor combo I would never have come up with!

The Café Sucré Farine said...

Wow, this looks unbelievable!

Cooking Classes San Diego said...

This is one mind-blowing grilled cheese sandwich. Yum!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

I love the sweet and salty going on here!! That apple looks so good with the gooey cheese!

Jeff @ Cheeseburger said...

This gooey melted cheddar heaven is just so amazing. I'll be making this all month long.

Joanne said...

I want to dive into that sandwich! Such an awesome flavor combo! Sweet and salty gooey perfection.

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

I love mixing apples with savory and I made an apple, brie, and PB grilled cheese for my book. I loved recipe testing those :) And would love yours! Caramel. Yes!

Tere said...

I have a Pinterest board called "food porn." This recipe is definitely going there.

Anonymous said...

you should have a grilled cheese food truck

Ms MoomMist said...

Heartburn, here I come! Yum! Yum!

Anonymous said...

OMG does this sound AWESSOME!!!! cannot wait to try, love grilled cheese sandwiches and TY Kevin for all the great ideas on making them incredible.

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