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Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwiches

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“This matches the sharp tang of pumpernickel rye bread with the smooth flavor of pear. You can use other cheeses with this instead of the gouda. I've tried it with feta and blue cheese as well.”
1 sandwich

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread
  • 6 ounces gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1 Anjou pear, quartered and thinly sliced


  1. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a small frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, seasoning with salt and pepper and cook until carmelized and set aside. (Be sure to stir occasionally. This takes about 15 minutes.).
  3. In assembly line fashion, put cheese, onions, and pear slices on 4 slices of bread and top with the remaining 4 slices.
  4. Heat a frying pan to medium-low heat and melt 1 tbsp butter.
  5. Add the sandwiches and grill until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted.
  6. Flip the sandwiches to toast the other side.

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