Muenster, Apple, and Maple Bourbon Bacon Grilled Cheese

Make this recipe for a delicious, mouth-watering muenster apple bacon grilled cheese sandwich perfect for at home or packing to take to the office!

Muenster, Apple, and #Maple #Bourbon Bacon Grilled Cheese

Hey grownups, do you eat grilled cheese?

Uhhh- you should!

My friends at Pure Canadian Maple sent me a giant package with lots of maple syrup involved and I knew what I wanted my first recipe to include….BACON! Maple + Bourbon = insane flavor, that’s all I have to say!

I started off by creating a little marinade: half maple syrup +  half bourbon. Then, I let the bacon soak for about 30 minutes, so that it would become infused with flavor. On to my pan they went to cook and get crispy.

Maple Bourbon Bacon

Of course the alcohol is burned off during this process, but luckily the bourbon flavor stays.

Maple + Bourbon = Love.

Now for the fun part. I made this bacon around 10:15 in the morning. I wasn’t in the mood for breakfast, but “I could eat lunch.” Yes, I sometimes I eat lunch before 11AM (don’t judge!). Grilled cheese sounded just fab.

Muenster, Apple, and #Maple #Bourbon Bacon Grilled Cheese

No words can really describe the party that will happen in your mouth if you make this recipe!

Muenster, Apple, and #Maple #Bourbon Bacon Grilled Cheese

I’ve been putting maple syrup on/in everything lately. We’ve already had a couple fall-like days here in Minnesota (sigh), so honestly, maple syrup is a perfect addition to pretty much anything! There are a few reasons why I am a maple syrup lover. Let’s discuss…

  • 1 ingredient
  • Pure
  • No artificial additives
  • Excellent source of magnesium and zinc
  • Vegan and paleo-friendly
  • Gluten-free
  • Most importantly, it tastes good!
Recipe

Muenster, Apple, and Maple Bourbon Bacon Grilled Cheese

Make this recipe for a delicious, mouth-watering muenster apple bacon grilled cheese sandwich perfect for at home or packing to take to the office!

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 1 servings 1x

Ingredients

For the Bacon

  • 1 pound uncured bacon
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons Pure Canadian Maple Syrup

For the Grilled Cheese

  • 2 pieces of multi-grain bread
  • 2 pieces of muenster cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 pieces of apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 piece of Maple Bourbon Bacon, cut in half
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

Instructions

For the Bacon

  1. First, place bacon in a medium sized bowl. Then, pour in Pure Canadian Maple Syrup and bourbon. Toss to make sure everything is evenly coated. Let sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  2. Next, heat a non-stick frying pan to medium/high heat. Then, place bacon strips on pan (I did four at a time). Cook for a few minutes or until you can see the edges turning golden brown. Use a fork to flip and cook for 1-2 more minutes, or until it reaches your desired texture.
  3. Place cooked bacon on a plate lined with paper towels. Pat with another paper towel on top to remove excess grease.
  4. To finish cooking the rest of the bacon, pour existing bacon grease from pan into a small container and wipe clean with paper towels. Note: There will be black residue from the bourbon and maple mixture, it should wipe clean with paper towel if you are using a nonstick pan.

For the Grilled Cheese

  1. Prepare your grilled cheese by lining a piece of multi-grain bread with thinly sliced muenster cheese. Then, add on the apple slices and bacon. Place 2nd piece of bread on top.
  2. Heat a nonstick pan to medium heat and rub with butter or coconut oil. Place sandwich on pan and cover. Let cook for about 3 minutes or until the bread begins to brown.
  3. Flip and cover again. Let cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the bread begins to brown.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 517
  • Sugar: 9
  • Sodium: 861
  • Fat: 28
  • Carbohydrates: 44
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 25

I pulled a really cool graphic from the Pure Canada Maple Site on substitutions. If you ever find a recipe and are looking to substitute the sweetener for maple syrup- then this graphic is for you!

Maple Sugar Alternative Infographic #MapleSyrup #Vegan #GlutenFree

This post is sponsored by Pure Canadian Maple Syrup. I was compensated, but all opinions are 100% my own. 

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