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Cold Weather Lunch Classic: Grilled Cheese with Pears

By brooklynsupper |

Grilled cheese is a comfort food staple in our house, but sometimes even I tire of just butter, cheese, and bread. Enter pears. They lend texture and a subtle sweetness to plain old grilled cheese — a great trick for making an old favorite new again. With the right seasonal fruit, and a rich, nutty cheese, grilled cheese becomes a delicious and satisfying winter meal.

Grilled Cheese with Sliced Pears
makes 2 sandwiches

4 slices bread
1 – 2 tablespoons butter
4 large slices hard cheese like Gruyere or a sharp cheddar
1 pear, core removed and sliced paper thin

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drop in 1/2 the butter, and then place two of the bread slices. Let them warm for a minute or two and flip. Lay out half the cheese slices, the pear, and then the other half of the cheese. Top with the remaining bread. Cook for 2 more minutes and carefully flip the sandwiches. Drop in the remaining butter, tilting the pan so it spreads around. Cook for another 4 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the bread is a nice golden brown. Slice in half and serve.

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Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell write the blog Brooklyn Supper, dedicated to seasonal ingredients and wholesome home cooking. Read bio and latest posts → Read Elizabeth's latest posts →

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