Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

This Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich offers savory and sweet flavors that will exceed anyone’s expectations. A mouthwatering sandwich, made with only 4 ingredients, will surely become a favorite!

 

This Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich…

A few weeks ago, we posted our grilled cheese & apple sandwich. It too is a combination of savory flavors, and all in one bite. But this one is different. It is an exquisite, mouthwatering sandwich, to say the least.

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! 

Some time ago I posted one of our Friday night pizza, called the Pear and Roquefort Pizza.  It’s basically made with the same ingredients, fresh pears, blue cheese, and fresh arugula. FYI: 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?

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How to make this Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich?

There are 4 main ingredients (not including the sliced bread) to making this grilled cheese outstanding from all the rest:

  • a pear
  • blue cheese
  • fresh arugula
  • Dijon mustard

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.  It’s amazingly flavorful.

 

What kind of pears should we use? 

Sweet pears like Bosc and Bartlett pears will work perfectly.  Besides, 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. 

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 2 photos, one open sandwich, and the other is a Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich cut into halves.  by 2sistersrecipes.com

Why use arugula?

Arugula is like spinach. It is a nutrient-rich green, and a cancer-fighting “superfood.”  Plus, it is loaded with calcium, potassium, and vitamins B, C, and K.  It is an ideal green to keep in our refrigerator to add to salads and sandwiches. And because – it is OUSTANDING in this sandwich!

Your family and friends will LOVE this Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich.

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.  Try it with our spicy carrot soup, and even with our cream of broccoli soup -without the cream, they’re both delicious tasting soups!

ENJOY!! 

 

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Yield: 2 servings

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich 2sistersrecipes.com

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich offers both savory and sweet flavors that will exceed anyone's expectations. Sliced pears along with a cheese, fresh arugula, and some Dijon creates a grilled cheese sandwich that becomes insanely delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

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

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2 sandwiches

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 23gCarbohydrates: 25.8gFiber: 3.2gSugar: 10.6gProtein: 14.3g

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xo Anna and Liz

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15 Comments

    1. So glad to hear Danielle! Thank you so much! Have a great week, and look forward to hearing from you again. 🙂

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!