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Bacon Cranberry Melt

Bacon, cranberry sauce, and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese between two pieces of Fox Hill Bunz is the all-year round sandwich you didn’t realize was missing from your life. This Bacon Cranberry Melt is destined to be your IT sandwich for the next forever.

Bacon Cranberry Melt | Carrie Brown

An entirely keto, entirely delicious choice for the holiday season and beyond, cranberry lovers everywhere can rejoice that their favorite condiment now makes a regular old grilled cheese into something spectacular.

If you love the holidays for the Turkey and Cranberry Sauce sandwiches (*raises hand*) then this year try switching it up with a warm, gooey Bacon Cranberry Melt. You won’t be disappointed.

Bacon Cranberry Melt

Author: Carrie Brown | Prep time:  10 mins   |   Cook time:  20  |   Total time: 3 0mins |  Serves: Use 1 Bunz per person

What You Need

What You Do

  1. Cook the bacon to your desired crispness.
  2. Slice the bunz in half and place both halves cut side down on a cutting board. The cut sides will be the outsides of the sandwich.
  3. Spread Cranberry Sauce generously on both halves of the bunz.
  4. Slice the mozzarella and place enough slices on one half to cover the cranberry sauce.
  5. Place cooked bacon slices on top of the mozzarella slices.
  6. Invert the other half of the bunz (cranberry sauce down) onto the bacon slices.
  7. Spread softened butter carefully onto the cut surface of the top bunz.
  8. Watch the video for tips & tricks on cooking a grilled cheese:
  9. Carefully flip the sandwich over into a skillet so that the buttered side is on the pan. Flipping quickly will stop the sandwich layers from sliding.
  10. Once the sandwich is in the pan, carefully spread softened butter on the cut surface of the bunz.
  11. Heat the pan over low heat until the bottom bun is golden brown and crispy – about 7 minutes. If your cheese slices are very thick, cover the skillet with a lid or a baking tray to warm the cheese up faster so that the cheese is melted by the time the bunz brown.
  12. Carefully flip the sandwich over to cook the other side. Cover if the cheese needs to melt faster.
  13. Once the second side is browned and crispy, carefully lift out of the skillet onto a cutting board.
  14. Using a serrated knife and a sawing motion cut the sandwich in half and serve.

Top Recipe Tips

  • Watch the Grilled Cheese video for the cooking technique before you start:
  • Spreading cranberry sauce of both halves of the sandwich helps the cheese and bacon to stick to the bunz better and stop the slide when you flip them during cooking.
  • You can use whichever melty cheese you prefer, but mozzarella does very well here.

Helpful Cooking and Recipe Links

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