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Carol Abrogoua’s Ooey Gooey Maple Fruity

In 2011, the Tillamook Cheese Factory held its first ever Grilled Cheese Recipe Contest. From 48 entries, three finalists were chosen to cook for a panel of judges to see whose recipe was the cheesiest of them all. Carol Abrogoua of Tillamook, Oregon entered the contest at the prompting of her mom, who was confident Carol could win. Carol says her recipe, the Ooey Gooey Maple Fruity, “was really just a combination of some of my favorite foods, all squished into a melty sandwich!” The unique collection of ingredients helped Carol take home the gold.

Recipe Overview

With Tillamook Medium Cheddar and Monterey Jack, the unique combination of tart apples and sweet, salty bacon on Hawaiian sweet rolls makes this grilled cheese sandwich unlike anything you’ve tried. It’s a winner in our book!

Recipe Details

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Yield (number of servings): 4

Ingredients List


Heat a flat top grill to medium/medium‐high heat.

Fry bacon in a sauté pan until crispy. Set aside.

Butter the INSIDES of the Hawaiian sweet roll slices, and lay 1 slice buttered side down on a flat top

Lay slices of Cheddar, enough to cover the roll evenly.

Top with bacon slices, to evenly cover.

Top with apple slices, to evenly cover.

Top with Monterey Jack slices, to evenly cover.

Lay the remaining sweet roll slice on top, buttered side up.

Once the cheddar just begins to melt, flip the sandwich over. Allow to grill for 3‐4 minutes, then place a
heavy pan (such as a cast iron skillet or something similar) on the top of the sandwich to press it down.

Continue to grill for another 3‐4 minutes. Check to make sure bread isn’t burnt. Flip the sandwich again,
and grill for evenness on each side. Cut into individual sized pieces and enjoy!



McKinney Mommas

A granny smith apple and cheese is a great pairing any where you stuff it! :-) Looks great!

April 3rd, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Tillamook Team

I totally agree! There's nothing better than apples and cheese :) Thanks for your comment!

~ Katy of the Tillamook Team

April 5th, 2012 at 8:15 am
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