Fig and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich (The Figgy Piggy)

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Fig and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich (The Figgy Piggy)

Fig and Bacon Grilled Cheese, otherwise known as The Figgy Piggy is a grilled cheese sandwich with homemade fig spread, bleu cheese, provolone and thick cut bacon.
Course Sandwich
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Author Dinner, then Dessert


  • 8 slices Sara Lee® Artesano™ Bread
  • 8 sliced Provolone Cheese
  • 2 ounces bleu cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried figs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar , optional
  • 8 sliced thick cut bacon , cooked
  • 4 tablespoons butter , unsalted


  1. Add the figs to the water and either let sit overnight or microwave for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Remove the figs and add them to a small food processor and add water as needed (I used 2 tablespoons) to make a spreadable puree.
  3. You can add sugar to the puree if you would like but with this savory grilled cheese I didn't.
  4. Spread the butter on one side of each of the 8 slices of Sara Lee® Artesano™ Bread.
  5. Butter side down on the cutting board add fig puree to four of the slices.
  6. Add the bleu cheese to the remaining four slices.
  7. Add a slice of provolone to each of the slices.
  8. Top four slices with bacon.
  9. Close the sandwiches, a bacon covered piece of Sara Lee® Artesano™ Bread with a non bacon covered piece.
  10. In a cast iron pan or griddle on medium high add the sandwiches and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.