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Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich by 2sistersrecipes.com

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich ~ together offer savory and sweet flavors that will exceed anyone’s expectations.  Sliced pears along with a thin slice of blue cheese, fresh arugula, and a dash of Dijon creates a grilled cheese sandwich that becomes insanely delicious!

Fall is all about fruits in season, apples and pears mostly, taste their best when they come in full season.  Sweet pears like Bosc pears are my favorite.  Although I haven’t posted many pear recipes, I thought I would try this grilled cheese and pear sandwich for lunch.

Blue cheese is known to be a very sharp, salty cheese but when it melts it becomes creamy, smooth and mild tasting. When you pair it with a subtle sweet-tart pear, like the Bosc pear and some fresh arugula to give it some peppery flavor, it merges them together into a tasty and delicious sandwich.  So good!

You’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before.

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich 2sistersrecipes.com

I made them again for dinner one night and served them with a side of our vegetable soup- Creamy Butternut Squash Potato Soup ( it’s one of our oldest recipes but still a favorite!) or serve it with our  Potato, Broccoli and Cheddar Soup Ideally, this is a great sandwich to serve with any soup next to it!

I saved a sandwich and took it over to my neighbor Julie’s house to taste test it.  I wanted another opinion on this for some reassurance.  My friend loved it, and said the Dijon mustard actually gave it a nice kick.

I personally prefer the sandwich without the Dijon mustard, but you can try it with the Dijon mustard, as an option.  You’ll need to try it both ways to see for yourself which way you would prefer.

Sometime ago I posted one of our pizza’s called the Pear and Roquefort Pizza.  It’s basically made with the same ingredients, fresh pears, blue cheese and fresh arugula.  So delicious!  I never thought of paring these two together would work as well as they do.  But you know what?  They do!

You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think?

 

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Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich
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Serves: 2
 
Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich ~ together offer savory and sweet flavors that will exceed anyone's expectations. Sliced pears along with a thin slice of blue cheese, fresh arugula, and a dash of Dijon creates a grilled cheese sandwich that becomes insanely delicious!
Ingredients
  • 4 Thick slices country bread
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted or olive oil
  • 4 ounces Blue cheese - thinly sliced
  • 1 large Bosc pear - thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • Optional: 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Brush one side of each slice of bread with butter or olive oil.
  2. Form sandwiches with buttered-side out. Spread a thin layer of Dijon mustard on one side onto each sandwich, then add a few slices of pear and pile on some fresh arugula.
  3. Top with a thin slice of blue cheese and close the sandwiches.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray. Grill the sandwiches, on low heat until the bread is golden brown, crispy and the cheese is melted, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  5. Remove and cut sandwiches in half or diagonally and serve immediately.
  6. Serves 2

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Hello Friends!  My husband and I have been traveling back and forth to New York for family weddings and had a chance to spend time with family and friends.  Every year we make it a family tradition to take all the kids to an upstate farm for apple picking.  My sister Liz took this shot of my grandkids and wanted to share it.  So much fun!  We hope you are having a great weekend!  Enjoy!

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Sandra
    October 8, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Now that’s a seriously delicious looking toasted sandwich! I love sweet and savoury together and I’m about the copy the recipe! Thanks so much for sharing so many delicious things with us here!

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    2 sisters recipes
    October 8, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Oh you’re welcome Sandra, and thank you for your sweet comment and encouraging words.

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 8, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Sounds so delicious! I love cheese with pears, so I would definitely love it all grilled up 🙂

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      by Anna and Liz
      October 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Thanks Jennifer for your sweet comment!

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    Susan
    October 9, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    One of my most memorable pear and blue cheese moments was at a restaurant in DisneyWorld that served port wine poached pears with Stilton and date bread. So delicious! I was the only one in my family that would eat the Stilton 🙂 Love this combination in a melty cheese sandwich!

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    by Anna and Liz
    October 10, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Ooh! That sounds delicious Susan! I would probably be the only one in my family to eat the Stilton too. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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    Thao @ In Good Flavor
    October 11, 2017 at 9:49 am

    This is an amazing grilled cheese sandwich! The pear, blue cheese, and arugula combo sounds incredible! Pinning.

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    cheri
    October 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    What an unusual combination, love this combo and I bet it is delicious!!!

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      2 sisters recipes
      October 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm

      Cheri, it’s so good you have to try this one and it’s even delicious on a pizza !
      Thanks for stopping by!!

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    October 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Those kids sure are cute! And this sandwich sounds divine. For some reason I’ve never used pears that often and I really like them. Thanks for giving me an excuse!

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    2 sisters recipes
    October 13, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Thank you Abbe! If you really like pears, I know you will enjoy this sandwich as much as I do. Xo
    Have a great weekend!

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