Truffled Brie and Bacon Jam Grilled Cheese


...for bacon jam

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 (3 oz) package shallots

3 cloves garlic

1 lb thick-cut bacon

1 tablespoon siracha sauce

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup light brown sugar

...for sandwich

1 (16 oz) unsliced loaf Bakery white bread

7 oz brie cheese

6 oz wedge truffle goat cheese

Parchment paper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic

1. Prepare jam. Set butter out to soften. Finely chop shallots and 3 cloves garlic; finely chop bacon (wash hands). Preheat large sauté pan on medium 2-3 minutes. Add bacon to pan and cook 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp; remove bacon.

2. Drain bacon fat from pan (leave 2 tablespoons). Add shallots and chopped garlic to same pan and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until shallots soften. Lower heat to medium-low; stir in crisp bacon, siracha, vinegar, and sugar until blended. Cook 18-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bacon mixture is thick and sticky. Remove pan from heat and set aside to cool.

3. Prepare sandwich. Cut bread into 12 (3/4-inch) slices; remove crusts from bread slices. Cut brie and goat cheeses into 1/8 inch-thick slices. Spread butter evenly on 1 side of each bread slice. Spread bacon jam onto slice of bread and place brie and goat cheese on bread. Cook grilled cheese on a frying pan on medium heat. Enjoy!