Dana’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Dana Shortt Gourmet

Dana’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese


Dana’s Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich


  • 2 slices of whole grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon Dutch apple pie jam, or your favourite apple or pear jam
  • 1 ounce St. Agur blue cheese
  • 1 ounce old cheddar cheese
  • ½ apple or pear, thin slices with skin on
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crisp
  • a small handful of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened


  1. Spread jam onto one slice of bread, top with both cheeses, apple or pear slices, bacon and spinach. Top with second slice of bread and press down.
  2. Spread each (outside) slice of bread with ½ tablespoon of softened butter.
  3. Heat frying pan over medium heat until hot, add sandwich and cook until golden brown on both sides and cheese is melted, turning once, about 2-3 minutes per side.


This recipe was first published on November 23, 2011 by Dana in the Waterloo Chronicle.