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Grilled Brie and Pear Sandwich

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 670
Original recipe yields 1 servings (1 sandwich)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 670 calories; 41.3 56.5 22 121 998 Full nutrition

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YUM! This is a wonderful way to take a classic like grilled cheese and give it a "gourmet" twist. I love pears and brie cheese so I had to give this a try and even my husband who was a bit skept...

Most helpful critical review

I used dried thyme and my pears were hard (but tasty!), so I am not sure how much it affected the dish. I feel like the pear taste was not prominent enough, and that the pears didn't stick well ...

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YUM! This is a wonderful way to take a classic like grilled cheese and give it a "gourmet" twist. I love pears and brie cheese so I had to give this a try and even my husband who was a bit skept...

My vegetarian daughter was coming for lunch and I thought I would do a search for Brie and found this recipe. Well we made it exactly as called for and it was a terrific hit! I didn't realize ...

The ultimate grilled cheese sandwich.

Wow!! What an awesome flavor combination and SO easy-peasy!! Great recipe!! I also tried it with Sourdough bread and it was da' bomb!! More grilled cheese recipes please!

Awesome! I spread some fig preserves to the bread and some lingonberry jam on top of the cheese! AWESOME! Next time, i'll add some cooked bacon!

Delicious!! If you can't find Brie cheese at your local grocery store, try the spreadable Crème de Brie...still makes for a great sandwich!

I quite liked this fancier twist on a grilled cheese. Due to dietary problems, I used brie instead of the recommended bread. It was tasty, and the pears were delicious with the brie. However, it...

Great with thin slices of mozzarella instead of the Brie.

This was a great idea for a sammich that I never thought about! Two of my favorite things Brie and pears! I used a sprinkle of salt and Italian seasoning and it was so delicious. This will be a ...