Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich
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 create a grilled cheese sandwich that becomes insanely delicious!
Some time ago I posted one of our pizzas called the Pear and Roquefort Pizza. It’s basically made with the same ingredients, fresh pears, blue cheese, and fresh arugula.
And the pizza always turns out amazing!
So, I thought of pairing the same three ingredients together in a sandwich, and to my surprise, the outcome was fantastic!
Need I say more?
What is Blue cheese?
Blue cheese or bleu cheese is cheese made with cultures of the mold, which gives its blue spots or veins. And it has a distinct smell, that is caused by various cultivated bacteria.
Blue cheese is known to be a very sharp, salty cheese but when it melts it becomes creamy, smooth, and even mild tasting.
I know many of you are not fond of blue cheese, and alone, it’s not my favorite either. But trust me on this one.
You only need a slice of sharp cheese, like blue cheese to transform this grilled cheese sandwich.
What kind of pears should we use?
Sweet pears like Bosc and Bartlett pears will work perfectly. And the benefits of eating pears are HUGE!
Pears help fight fatigue, plus they’re loaded with fiber, vitamins, and potassium just to name a few. You can learn more about the benefits of eating pears in this article: Benefits of Eating Pears.
Plus, arugula is like spinach, nutrient-rich, and a cancer-fighting Superfood. It’s loaded with calcium, potassium, and vitamins B, C, and K.
All the more reasons to have arugula, and add some to your salads and sandwiches. 😉
Your family and friends will LOVE this Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich.
This is a mouthwatering sandwich. When you pair blue cheese with subtle sweet-tart pear, and some fresh arugula to give it some peppery flavor, the flavors will absolutely explode in your mouth!
SO AMAZING! It’s even addicting.
You’ll wonder why you haven’t tried it before.
Serve this grilled sandwich for lunch or as a light dinner, and maybe even pair it with a bowl of soup next to it.
It’s delicious served with our Spicy Carrot Soup, and even with our Cream of Broccoli Soup -without the cream.
Don’t forget to PIN this one on your favorite Sandwich Board!
More Tasty Sandwiches!
- Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
- Mozzarella in Carrozza
- Italian Muffuletta Sandwich
- Roast Beef and Corned Beef Sandwiches with Spicy Slaw
Yield: 2 servings
Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich
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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
- 4 Thick slices of country bread
- 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted or olive oil
- 4-ounces of Blue cheese - thinly sliced
- 1 large Bosc or Bartlett pear - thinly sliced
- 1 cup fresh arugula
- Optional: 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
- Brush one side of each slice of bread with butter or olive oil.
- 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.
- Top with a thin slice of blue cheese and close the sandwiches.
- 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.
- Remove and cut sandwiches in half or diagonally and serve immediately.
- Serves 2
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 23gCarbohydrates: 25.8gFiber: 3.2gSugar: 10.6gProtein: 14.3g
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!
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!
What an unusual combination, love this combo and I bet it is delicious!!!
Cheri, it’s so good you have to try this one and it’s even delicious on a pizza !
Thanks for stopping by!!
This is an amazing grilled cheese sandwich! The pear, blue cheese, and arugula combo sounds incredible! Pinning.
Thank you Thao!! Have a great day!!
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!
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!
Sounds so delicious! I love cheese with pears, so I would definitely love it all grilled up 🙂
Thanks Jennifer for your sweet comment!
Oh you’re welcome Sandra, and thank you for your sweet comment and encouraging words.
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!