Bacon Brie Apricot Grilled Cheese


Date Published: July 22nd, 2020 | Last Updated: July 24th, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: snacks, quick and easy, < 30mins
Serves: 2 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins

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Ohhhhh boy. Does it get any better than bacon in a grilled cheese? This sandwich is a must-try. The savoury salty bacon with the sweetness of the apricot jam, all brought together by the ooey-gooey brie.

Grilled cheese (or toasties in Australia), are THE ultimate comfort food. It’s quick, easy, and indulgent. Nothing beats the ooey-gooey cheesiness of a good crisp grilled cheese.

Making 4 grilled cheeses for lunch!

This post is a continuation of the grilled cheese lunch marathon we had last week. You can read more about it in yesterday’s sriracha butter apple grilled cheese post.

We made:

Don’t worry, I’ll be posting the recipe to all 4 grilled cheeses above – just give me a little time 🙂

Unlike my other recipes, I didn’t make a video for these sandwiches since the instructions are fairly straightforward (let me know in the comments if you’d like me to make a video). I was also a little too excited when making these sandwiches and forgot to take some photos of the process 😅. I’ll update this post with more photos the next time I make them again (which probably won’t be long).

Anyways, without further ado, here’s the recipe!

Like the sriracha butter apple grilled cheese recipe, this one is also quick and easy to put together, but it does take a little more time because you need to fry up the bacon – but it’s definitely worth it.

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 4 slices of bacon (2 slices per sandwich) – you can use whatever type of bacon you like. In Australia it’s a little harder to get the typical fatty bacon like from back home (called ‘streaky bacon’ here) so I used short cut bacon here. It’s not as fatty or crispy as streaky bacon, but it’s still delicious.
  • Mayonnaise for spreading – this is the secret to a crisp golden grilled cheese! Mayo gives a nicer crisp and colour compared to butter.
  • 4 slices of white bread (I like to use sourdough, but whatever white bread you’ve got works)
  • 4 Tbsps Apricot jam (2 Tbsps per sandwich)
  • Brie cheese, sliced (you can choose a different cheese if you like. Brie takes a bit of a backseat in this sandwich and lets the bacon and apricot takeover but still provides the ooey-gooey goodness)

Directions:

Fry up your bacon on a skillet on medium heat. If you’re using streaky bacon, you won’t need any oil and just cook on both sides until crispy and set aside on some paper towel to absorb extra grease. If you’re using the less fatty short cut bacon, then you might need a little oil in your pan so your bacon doesn’t stick. Cook on both sides until fragrant and you get some light brown colour. Set aside.

Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread (this will be the outside of the sandwich that you will toast to get that crisp golden colour).

Assemble your grilled cheese with the mayonnaise side facing the outside. Spread apricot jam on the other side of the bread, then layer with brie, two slices of bacon, a little more brie, the other slice of bread (again, mayo on the outside).

(Incase that sentence was confusing, your layers should be: mayonnaise + bread + apricot jam + cheese + bacon + cheese + bread + mayonnaise).

Get a pan on the stove on medium heat and once your pan is heated, place your sandwich in the pan (you don’t need any oil in the pan because the mayonnaise on the outside of your sandwich will act as your oil base).

Toast your sandwich until the bread is a beautiful crisp golden brown and the cheese is melty (~3-5mins), then carefully flip your sandwich over and toast the other side. (Tip: if your sandwich is quite tall, you can gently flatten your sandwich as your cheese melts. This will help compact your sandwich and make it less messy to eat.) Once your second side is toasted and your cheese is melted, repeat with your second sandwich and serve immediately! Enjoy!!

If you have any comments or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section. You can follow me on instagram, youtube and facebook to see all the recipes I post!

Happy cooking!

Summarized Recipe:

bacon brie apricot grilled cheese

Date Published: July 21st, 2020 | Last Updated: July 21st, 2020
Author: Abby |Category: snacks, quick and easy, <30mins
Serves: 2 | Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 4 slices of bacon (2 slices per sandwich)
  • Mayonnaise for spreading
  • 4 slices of white bread (I like to use sourdough, but whatever white bread you’ve got works)
  • 4 Tbsps Apricot jam (2 Tbsps per sandwich)
  • Brie cheese, sliced (see the notes above)

Directions:

  1. Fry up your bacon on a skillet on medium heat until cooked (see notes above depending on which kind of bacon you use).
  2. Spread mayonnaise on one side of each slice of bread (this will be the outside of the sandwich that you will toast to get that crisp golden colour).
  3. Assemble your grilled cheese with the mayonnaise side facing the outside. Spread apricot jam on the other side of the bread, then layer with brie, two slices of bacon, a little more brie, the other slice of bread (again, mayo on the outside).
  4. Get a pan on the stove on medium heat and once your pan is heated, place your sandwich in the pan. Toast your sandwich until the bread is a beautiful crisp golden brown and the cheese is melty (~3-5mins), then carefully flip your sandwich over and toast the other side. Once your second side is toasted and your cheese is melted, repeat with your second sandwich and serve immediately. Enjoy!!

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