Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam Recipe

Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam


Prep Time

Total Time

Gluten Free


15 min

2 hr 30 min


Three cheeses are combined with a sweet, salty and tart bacon jam for the ultimate grilled cheese sandwich.

Dry Aged Fully Cooked Bacon Slices

This recipe is made with

Dry Aged Cherrywood Smoked Bacon, Uncooked

Product Information

You can also make this recipe with

Dry Aged Hickory Smoked Bacon, Uncooked


16 ounces Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups onion, diced
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
8 slices bread
4 slices American cheese
Bacon jam
6 ounces brie cheese, sliced
4 slices cheddar cheese


Step 1
In large heavy pot or dutch oven, cook bacon until browned and crisp. Drain on paper towel lined plate.

Step 2
Remove all but 1 tablspoon of bacon grease from pot. Add onion and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in water, maple syrup, vinegar, brown sugar and dijon mustard. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Add cooked bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 1-2 hours. If it gets too thick, add more water, a little at a time.

Step 3

Transfer mixture to food processor. Pulse a few times to break it down into a spreadable consistency.

Step 4

For the sandwiches butter one side of bread slices. Place one slice of cheddar cheese on unbuttered side of 4 slices of bread. Spread some bacon jam on top of cheese. Divide brie between sandwiches, followed by one slice of American cheese. Place remaining bread on top of cheese, buttered side out.

Step 5
Heat griddle over medium-low heat. Cook sandwiches until golden brown and cheese has melted.


This will make more bacon jam than you will need for these sandwiches. Save remainder to top hamburgers or more grilled cheese sandwiches. 

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