Cranberry, Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Cranberry, Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Cranberry, Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese


    • Fresh Cranberries1 cup
    • Water1/2 cup
    • The Original Cranberry Juice Cocktail1/4 cup
    • Raisins1/4 cup
    • Sugar1/4 cup
    • Cider vinegar2 tablespoons
    • Ground ginger1/2 teaspoon
    • Olive oil1 tablespoon
    • Chopped onion1/2 cup
    • Chopped garlic1 teaspoon
    • Slices of bacon16
    • Slices of Hearty whole-grain bread8
    • Mustard4 teaspoons
    • Large apple1
    • Sharp cheddar cheese1/3 pound
    • Butter
    • Featured Product

      The Original Cranberry Juice Cocktail

    • Featured Product

      Fresh Cranberries


    Preheat grill to high. Bring cranberries, water, cranberry juice cocktail, raisins, sugar, vinegar and ginger to a boil in cast-iron pot or Dutch oven. Reduce heat; simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened. Meanwhile, heat oil in small cast-iron skillet. Add onion and garlic; sauté until soft and slightly brown. Stir onion mixture into cranberry mixture. Cook bacon on griddle until crisp. Spread 4 bread slices with mustard. Top with bacon, apple and cheese. Spread cranberry mixture on remaining 4 bread slices. Place bread slices, cranberry side down, on cheese to form sandwiches. Melt butter in the griddle if desired and grill sandwiches until browned on both sides and cheese is melted. Cut each sandwich into 4 triangles. Serve with remaining cranberry mixture. Makes 4 sandwiches. 2009 Ocean Spray Tailgating Recipe Contest Finalist Katie Pelczar of Dedham, Mass.