Bacon Apple Grilled Cheese Panini


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Crispy bacon, crunchy apples, and sharp cheese are an unbeatable combination of flavors.

  • Serving Size
  • Prep Time
    10 mins
  • Cook Time
    6 mins
  • Total Time
    16 mins


  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 4 slices thick country white bread or any bread of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (Optional)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 Crispin or Fuji apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 Empire or Honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced
  • 4 strips cooked bacon


  1. Heat a panini press or grilling skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Butter 1 side of each slice of bread. Flip 1 slice and spread mustard on top; season with garlic powder, salt and pepper, then add 2 ounces cheese. Place 3-4 red and green apple slices on the cheese. Lay bacon on top. Cover with the other slice of bread, buttered side-up.
  3. Place sandwich into the panini press and press down. If using a skillet, then press sandwich down with the bottom of another pan. Grill bread until lightly browned, and cheese has melted, about 3 minutes per side.
  4. Repeat process for second serving.