5 Ingredients or Fewer

Fig & Bacon Grilled Cheese

September 10, 2015
5 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

This is one of our signature sandwiches at the shop. People love the sweet and savory mix. And it gets the ringing endorsement of our Southern grandma, Gaga. This is her favorite sandwich on our menu, and she loves to make it at home. You can't go wrong with bacon and melted cheese! —Campbell Cheese & Grocery

What You'll Need
  • 4 pieces bacon, cooked (we recommend Benton's bacon)
  • 2 pieces sourdough or peasant bread
  • 1 tablespoon (heaped) fig jam
  • 1 tablespoon scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 ounces Comté, grated
  • 1 teaspoon cultured butter
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. On a wire rack over a baking sheet, bake the bacon for 15 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness. Set aside. Note: If you don't have a wire rack, you can cover the baking sheet with parchment paper or foil instead.
  3. Place a small skillet over medium heat. While waiting for the skillet to heat up, lightly butter both slices of sourdough and put them back to back, butter sides touching, before placing them on a cutting board. Spread the top slice of sourdough with fig jam, sprinkle with scallions, cover with bacon, and top with Comté.
  4. Place the top slice, with all the ingredients on it, on the skillet, buttered side down. Top it with the second slice, buttered side up. Cook for 3 to 6 minutes, until cheese starts to melt. Flip and let cook 1 to 2 more minutes on the other side, until golden brown. Enjoy immediately!

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1 Review

jennifer November 19, 2022
This sandwich is divine! My preference after making it the first time is to go heavy on the fig jam.