Fig & Bacon Grilled Cheese is an ooey, gooey, cheesy grown-up’s take on a classic!
Grilled cheese is one of my all time favorite comfort foods. Maybe second to mac and cheese. Growing up, every Halloween my mom made everyone grilled cheese and tomato soup before we went out for the night. That sandwich is totally my happy place. And to be totally honest, if I could have name this site Bread, Booze, Cheese, and Bacon I would have. But cheese doesn’t start with a B. *sigh*
Now this isn’t your mom’s grilled cheese. It’s thick slices of muenster cheese encompassing sweet figs and crispy bacon, all stuffed instead two golden pieces of bread. This is a bacon lover’s grilled cheese. The flavors are so great together! It doesn’t hurt that I grilled the sandwich in the leftover bacon drippings either. Go big or go home kids!
- 2 slices white bread
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 slices muenster cheese (I like my slices a little thicker than normal)
- 3 dried mission figs
- 2 strips bacon, cut in half
- Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until crispy, flipping once. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool. Drain bacon fat from skillet.
- Thinly slice the figs, and set them aside.
- Spread ½ tablespoon butter on one side of each slice of bread.
- Place one bread slice, butter side down, in the same skillet you used to cook the bacon. Top bread with a slice of muenster cheese, then sliced figs, then the bacon strips, and finally another slice of cheese. Place second bread slice on top of the filling, butter side up.
- Cook the sandwich for 3 to 4 minutes per side over medium heat, until cheese has melted and bread is golden brown on either side. Serve warm.