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Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese

1 Hr, 15 Mins
Butter Bread
Made With
Butter Bread


8 Slices Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread

4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise

4 Slices White American Cheese

4 Slices Cheddar Cheese

6 Ounces Brie Cheese, sliced

1 Jar Bacon Jam* (such as TBJ Gourmet Classic Bacon Jam)

*For Homemade Bacon Jam:

1 Pound Smoked Bacon, chopped

1 Teaspoon Butter

1 Yellow Onion, diced

1/2 Teaspoons Salt

3/4 Cup Water

1/2 Cup Maple Syrup

1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

Serves: 4


Step 1

If you can’t find pre-made bacon jam, following these steps for making your own:

Bacon Jam:

Add chopped bacon to a large pot and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes until slightly crispy. Drain in a colander or on a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease.

Add butter to pot and return to medium heat. Stir in the onion and salt and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Stir in the water, maple syrup, vinegar, brown sugar and Dijon mustard. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the bacon back in. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 30 minutes. If too dry, add more water and continue to simmer.


Step 2

Spread ½ tablespoon mayo on each bread slice. Place a slice of cheddar cheese on the plain side of 4 slices of the bread. Spread some of the bacon jam on top of the cheese. Divide the Brie between the sandwiches and layer on top of the jam, followed by a slice of white American cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered side up.

Step 3

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