Ultimate Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam

15 mins
Prep Time
2 hrs
30 mins
Total Time
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Contains Gluten


Amount / QuantityIngredients
16 ounces 

Jones Dairy Farm Dry Aged Bacon, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

1 1/2 cups 

Onion, diced

3/4 cup


1/2 cup

Pure Maple Syrup

1/2 cup

Balsamic Vinegar

1/4 cup

Brown Sugar

2 tablespoons

Dijon Mustard

8 slices 



4 slices

American Cheese

Bacon Jam

6 ounces

Brie Cheese, sliced

4 slices 

Cheddar Cheese


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

  2. Remove all but 1 tablespoon 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.

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

  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.

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


    NOTE: 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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