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Blue Cheese, Bacon and Pear Brunch Sandwiches

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"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

25 m servings 366
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven broiler.
  4. 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.
  5. Broil the sandwiches in the preheated broiler until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 366 calories; 19.2 31.7 16.9 47 1083 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 popul...

Most helpful critical review

The flavor was good but I found the texture to be very dry. Maybe it would be better with some sort of spread.

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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 popul...

The flavor was good but I found the texture to be very dry. Maybe it would be better with some sort of spread.

I LOVE blue cheese. Great idea. Thank you

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 wit...

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.

Loved this!!!!!!!!!! I also made a batch with Cambert and it was milder but awsome. I think any cheese you like would be great.

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 d...

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...

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 ...