The original idea for this came from a friend. I varied the type of cheese and bread, and added a finishing step to create these tasty little sandwiches. I used low-sodium bacon, however, I think any bacon would work well. Served with a side salad of mixed greens and fresh berries, this makes a great brunch or light supper sandwich.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the pear slices in a skillet, and pour in the apple juice. Cook over medium heat until the pears are soft, about 5 minutes. Drain pears and reserve; discard juice.

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  • Meanwhile, place the bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.

  • Preheat the oven broiler.

  • Place the focaccia bread slices on a baking sheet. Divide the pear slices evenly among the bread, and top evenly with the bacon, and then with the blue cheese.

  • Broil the sandwiches in the preheated broiler until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

366 calories; 19.2 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 1083 mg sodium. 31.7 g carbohydrates; 16.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2008
They made a similar sandwich like this one at the deli where I used to work. However it was made with the addition of homemade blue cheese mayo and smoked turkey. It was one of our most popular specials and so delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/28/2007
The flavor was good but I found the texture to be very dry. Maybe it would be better with some sort of spread. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2008
They made a similar sandwich like this one at the deli where I used to work. However it was made with the addition of homemade blue cheese mayo and smoked turkey. It was one of our most popular specials and so delicious! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
06/05/2008
They made a similar sandwich like this one at the deli where I used to work. However it was made with the addition of homemade blue cheese mayo and smoked turkey. It was one of our most popular specials and so delicious! Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
07/27/2007
The flavor was good but I found the texture to be very dry. Maybe it would be better with some sort of spread. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
I LOVE blue cheese. Great idea. Thank you Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2010
This is decent in taste but nothing special like I was expecting. If you hate blue cheese this won't have enough "yum" to overcome that. It's almost bland to be honest. Would be better with a spread or sauce or something to tie the flavors together. I'm a major fan of all these flavors but having them together didn't make magic like I'd hoped. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2010
These sandwiches are pretty tasty but I replaced the pear with Fuji apple slices and melted the blue cheese to give it some crisp as well as something to take away the dryness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2011
Loved this!!!!!!!!!! I also made a batch with Cambert and it was milder but awsome. I think any cheese you like would be great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2012
Okay so I didn't exactly do this recipe as written. I basicacly used the idea of it. I used small sour dough sliced cocktail bread broiled each slice then flipped it over spread poppy seed dressing on one side. I then added the pear and bacon. I used feta cheese and mozzarella cheese instead of the blue cheese. I then broiled them for just a minute or two. Then and drizzled more poppy seed dressing on top. I made this for a party and could not keep enough of them going. Every one loved them. It took a while for people to figure out the flavors. The pears are very subtle. The poppy seed dressing added a sweet topping. It was labor intense though. But sooo worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2012
Recipe Group selection of 9/29/12. I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I didn't have apple juice so I improvised and I think it worked quite well. I cooked my bacon and sliced my pear as it cooked. I removed the bacon and sauteed the pear slices in the drippings. I assembled my sandwiches on homemade French Bread but it seemed as if it might need more moisture so I spread each toasted slice with about a tsp of bleu cheese dressing then added the pear slices then the bacon and finally the crumbled bleu cheese. The only complaint brought to my attention was I should have made twice as much. Thanks Harleaghsgirl this is a keeped! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/05/2012
Recipe Group Selection: 29 September 2012 This was an interesting little sandwich. We liked the ingredients just not crazy about them served together. I made mine with the called for blue cheese and made my husband's with feta cheese. We felt there needed to be something spread on the bread before adding the toppings maybe a THIN layer of mayonnaise or possibly broiling the bread with olive oil before adding everything else. We ate them and took some to the neighbors to try. I'm glad we tried this as we do enjoy new recipe. Read More
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