Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

All kids love grilled cheese. And let’s be honest, most adults do too. I’ve written that grilled cheese and tomato soup are my #1 comfort food on a dismal day. What’s yours?

There are 101 variations on this theme, but here is a twist that my son particularly enjoyed. Apple slices, cheddar, and leftover cranberry sauce would be lovely too.

Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

2 slices whole wheat bread
butter for slathering on each slice
fig jam (or another favorite) for filling
several slices of good melting cheese (I used butterkase, but gruyere or fontina would be good too)

The only tricky thing about this is spreading butter on one side of the bread, and jam on the other. Make sure your butter is very soft. I just built mine on the griddle.

Heat griddle on medium. Butter one side of one slice, and place the bread butter side down on hot griddle. Spread some fig jam on the other side. Layer on some cheese, some pear slices, and a bit more cheese. Spread fig jam on the second slice of bread. Place it jam side down on the sandwich. Spread butter on alternate side.

When first side is golden-brown, flip sandwich over and grill until second side is done. Yum!


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