Maple Bacon Grilled Cheese
Another 100% all Wisconsin recipe! Maple Syrup + Cheese = YES PLEASE! One of my favorite comfort foods (grilled cheese sandwiches) with a maple syrup twist! Absolutely DELICIOUS!
- Grilled Cheese
- 4 large slices of whole wheat bread
- 8 strips of Nueske’s Applewood Smoked Bacon
- 4 slices of Dupont Colby cheese
- Butter, as needed
- Maple Glaze
- 4 Tbsp Tapped Red Pepper Infused Maple Syrup
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 tsp Stock Market Traditional Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tsp Stock Market Smokey Onion Mustard
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Jacobsen Salt Co. Himalayan Sea Salt, to taste
Preheat oven to 375F. Combine all glaze ingredients in a bowl and whisk well, separate in half (setting one off to the side for later). Brush both sides of your bacon with the glaze and lay on a baking tray. Bake for around 10-15 minutes (or until the bacon begins to caramelize). Take out, flip then place back in the oven for another 10 minutes or until sticky and fully caramelized. Watch carefully so the bacon doesn’t over cook or burn.
In a medium-large frying pan with the heat OFF, drizzle 1 Tbsp of the glaze (that did not touch the bacon brush). Spread two pieces of bread with butter then flip so both are butter side down in the glaze. Add 1 slice of Dupont Colby cheese to each piece of bread, then the caramelized maple bacon, followed by another slice of Dupont Colby cheese and another slice of buttered bread (butter side up). Press down with a spatula and cover with a lid.
Turn on heat to medium and fry each side until golden. Slice in half upon serving.