Place apple slices in a medium heat-proof bowl; set aside. Stir together water, vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour over apple slices. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally.
Savory, meaty bacon, pickled apple slices and creamy Fontina cheese elevate the classic grilled cheese sandwich to a new level.
Servings and Ingredients
|2 medium Granny Smith apples, , cored and cut into ¼-in.-thick slices|
|½ c. water|
|½ c. Gustare Vita white wine vinegar|
|2 tsp. Hy-Vee granulated sugar|
|8 slice(s) Hy-Vee sweet smoked thick-sliced bacon|
|8 (1/2-in.) slices Hy-Vee Bakery San Francisco sourdough bread|
|4 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil|
|4 tbsp. apple butter|
|8 oz. Hy-Vee Deli thinly sliced Black Forest smoked ham|
|4 slice(s) Hy-Vee sliced sharp Cheddar cheese|
|2 c. shredded Fontina cheese|
Things To Grab
- Medium heatproof bowl
- Small saucepan
- Large nonstick skillet
- Paper towels
- Large rimmed baking pan
- Aluminum foil
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard bacon drippings; wipe skillet clean.
Heat the same skillet over medium heat. Brush each side of bread with 1/2 Tbsp. oil. Cook bread slices in batches for 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted on both sides, turning halfway through.
Place oven rack 6 in. from heat; preheat broiler to HIGH. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil.
Place toasted bread slices, in a single layer, in prepared baking pan. Spread apple butter on 4 bread slices; layer with ham, bacon and Cheddar cheese. Drain apple slices; arrange on remaining 4 bread slices and top with Fontina cheese.
Broil topped bread slices for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheeses are melted and begin to bubble. To assemble sandwiches, invert Cheddar-topped bread slices and place on top of Fontina-topped bread slices. Cut each in half to serve.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 25g
- Cholesterol: 65mg
- Sodium: 910mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 28g
- Protein: 20g