Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

July 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm 1 comment

Yesterday was National Grilled Cheese Day. In honor of this momentous occasion, I put a spin on the classic grilled cheese sandwich.

My fiancée loves brie, so imagine his excitement when I told him what was for dinner. And wouldn’t you know it, he had a suggestion that made these sandwiches a bazillion times fancier and tastier (yes, a bazillion). He suggested adding caramelized onions. Well, um, yes! Don’t mind if I do!

Another variation would be to leave off the onions and Dijon mustard and add raspberry preserves instead. Holy wow, that would be good!

 

 

Pear and Brie Grilled Cheese

Makes 4 sandwiches

 

8 slices of your favorite bread

2 pears (a pair of pears, if you will)

1 wheel Brie

About 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (more or less, to taste)

1 onion, sliced

2-3 Tablespoons butter

1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

 

Begin by heating oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat in a cast iron skillet

Add onions and cook until browned, remove from heat and set aside

Spread mustard on one side of each sandwich

Slice brie and arrange on top of mustard

Thinly slice pear and arrange on top of brie

Add caramelized onions and place other piece of bread on top

Reheat skillet over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter, and place sandwiches in skillet.

Cook until that side is golden brown, flip, and cook on other side (adding more butter as necessary) until golden brown and brie melts.

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  • 1. eat little bird  |  July 22, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Hello! Thanks for finding my blog! This sandwich looks delicious. We are also great lovers of cheese and who can say no to a grilled cheese sandwich? The combination with pears sounds really lovely.

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