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Blackberry-Bacon Grilled Cheese

This adult version of the classic grilled cheese sandwich brings sweet and savory together with perfection. Made with bacon, sweet blackberry jam, smoky cheese, and jalapenos. One bite, and you'll never think of grilled cheese sandwiches as "kids' food" again!
Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 sandwiches


  • 4 slices bread
  • cheese, Gouda or other smoky cheese
  • 6-8 slices bacon
  • 1-2 jalapenos, sliced
  • blackberry jam
  • butter


  • Start by frying up the bacon in a medium skillet until nice and crispy. Then drain the bacon on a paper towel.
  • Assemble the sandwich by layering the cheese, bacon, and jalapenos.
  • Generously spread blackberry jam on one side of the bread.
  • Butter the outside of the sandwich on both sides.
  • Heat a skillet over medium to medium-low heat. Grill the sandwich until the bread is golden-brown and the cheese begins to melt. Flip and repeat on the other side. **The key is to heat the sandwich slowly, allowing the cheese to melt completely.