Apple, Cheddar & Bacon Grilled Cheese
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Apple, Cheddar & Bacon Grilled Cheese

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes • Serves: 4

8 slices smoked bacon (about 1/2 pound)
1-1/2tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
8 slices whole grain bread
2 tablespoons horseradish mustard
8 ounces sharp white and/or yellow Cheddar cheese, sliced 1/8-inch thick
1 small Granny Smith apple, cored and cut into 1/8-inch-thick wedges

1.In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Transfer bacon to paper towel-lined plate to drain.

2.Evenly spread butter onto 1 side of bread slices. Place 4 bread slices, buttered side down, on work surface. Spread each slice with mustard, then evenly layer with cheese, apple and bacon. Place remaining 4 bread slices, buttered side up, over fillings.

3.Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 6 to 8 minutes or until bread is golden brown and cheese melts, turning once and pressing down occasionally with large spatula. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half to serve.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
493 Calories, 30g Fat (17g Saturated), 85mg Cholesterol,
1042mg Sodium, 28g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 25g Protein