Grilled Brie and Pear Sandwich


This grilled Brie and pear sandwich is dedicated to National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, which happens every April 12, thanks mostly to bored food bloggers and cheese-industry marketing cartels. I'm looking at you, Wisconsin.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 sandwich


  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 2 thick slices French bread

  • 6 thin slices Brie cheese, or more to taste

  • 12 fresh thyme leaves, or to taste

  • 1 pinch cracked black pepper

  • 6 slices pear (such as Bosc)

  • salt to taste


  1. Generously butter one side of each slice of bread.

  2. Heat a skillet over medium heat.

  3. Place bread slices butter-side down into hot skillet. Arrange Brie cheese slices on top of each piece of bread. Sprinkle thyme and cracked black pepper over the top.

  4. Spread pear slices in a single layer over the Brie cheese on one slice of bread and top with a pinch of salt.

  5. Flip the slice of bread without pears onto the slice of bread with the pear slices. Continue cooking sandwich until cheese and pear are heated through and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cut into halves.

    close up view of a sliced Grilled Brie and Pear Sandwich served with salad on a white plate
    Chef John

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
41g Fat
57g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 26g 128%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 998mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 23mg 116%
Calcium 209mg 16%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 375mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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