09 Mar 2018
international bacon day

Prepare to discover your new favorite sandwich… a blackberry bacon grilled cheese on gluten free bread! The perfect combination of sweet, salty, creamy goodness!

Blackberry Bacon Grilled Cheese on Gluten Free Bread

  • 8 slices of 7 Ancient Grains Bread
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 16 slices Fontina Cheese (8 ozs)
  • ¼ cup basil, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon, cut in half


1.  Butter one side of each slice of bread.  Place bread, buttered side down, in hot non-stick skillet (med/high heat).

2.  Add 4 – 5 blackberries on each slice.

3.  Add two slices of fontina cheese (or other good melting cheese) on top of blackberries.

4.  Add approx. 1 tsp chopped basil on top of cheese.

5.  Add two small pieces of bacon

6.  Add more blackberries

7.  Add two more slices of cheese, then top with additional slice of bread (buttered side up).

8.  Grill until golden brown, approx. 3-4 mins.  Flip and brown remaining side.

Makes 4 Sandwiches

Additional Flavor Idea:  Sautéed Onions

Want a lightened up version?

1.  Layer bacon on paper towels to absorb excess grease, or substitute turkey bacon.
2.  The sandwich can also be toasted, not grilled with butter, or even pressed in a panini grill.
3.  You can substitute the type and amount of cheese.

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I was raised in and around an Italian family. All my life I cooked and everyone around me cooked. It was my life and still is.  In 2013 I had to go gluten-free for health reasons. I was devastated to learn that I can no longer enjoy bread and pasta, that I was so used to eating every day. Can you imagine an Italian girl not eating bread or pasta? During the last few years, I have experimented with all kinds of different products. Searching for a good tasting bread has been a struggle because there was not much available. I was super excited to find Three Bakers Rye Style bread while visiting CT, my home State. I was even more excited to learn it is available locally here in FL. It is absolutely amazing!