Grilled Brie & Pear Sandwich

Grilled Brie & Pear Sandwich

Grilled Brie & Pear Sandwich

Ooooh mama, look what I got in the mail today!  If you follow my blog then you know I recently featured a posting for an almond pear cake.  Apparently someone at Frog Hollow Farm saw that posting and realized that I must be a serious pear lover, and offered to send me a box of their pears. Well Mama never turns down offers of food.

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon and the husband and I haven’t eaten lunch yet, so I’m thinking grilled cheese and pears because it’s a perfect combination. I always have arugula and pecans on hand so this is pretty much a done deal.  It’s buttery, it’s creamy, it’s sweet, it’s crunchy…do I have your attention yet???

I really want to thank the folks at Frog Hollow Farm because these were probably the best pears I ever had, and I’m not just saying that. These particular pears that they sent were called Warren Pears, and they were sweet and juicy and devoid of that grittiness that pears can sometime have. If you’re a pear lover like me, then I would recommend you check them out.

Frog Hollow Farm

Frog Hollow Farm Pears

Grilled Brie & Pear Sandwich

  • 4 slices of bread – I chose a hearty multi grain variety
  • 1 firm, ripe pear – any variety
  • small wedge of brie, cut into 1/8″ slices
  • handful of fresh arugula
  • handful of toasted pecans
  • 1/2 stick butter, at room temperature
  1. Directions
  2. Using  a mandolin on the larger setting, slice your pears and with a sharp knife, slice out the core and seeds.
  3. Butter the four slices of bread making sure you cover every square inch of bread with butter to insure perfect toastiness.  Layer a bread slice with the arugula and pecans, several pear slices, and the brie. Then place the second bread slice on top.
  4. Heat a cast iron skillet to medium and place the sandwich in the pan.  Let the sandwich get a nice sear on it, then cover the pan with a lid to allow the cheese to melt better. When the sandwich is golden on the first side.  Flip it over until it browns on the other side.

Makes 2, darn good sandwiches

Pear Chips

Pear Chips

I just couldn’t get enough of these scrumptious pears, so I sliced some up on the thinner setting of the  mandolin and made some pear chips to serve along with our sandwiches. However, to really savor the loveliness of this fruit, one should just eat it in it’s natural state!

Recipe: Easy

45 Comments on “Grilled Brie & Pear Sandwich”

  1. dinnerbysusan says:

    These look awesome!

  2. Yummy! I like the idea of pear chips as well.

  3. Rosa M Lillo says:

    That sandwich is so tempting! And beautiful! 😀

  4. cloverleaf says:

    Beautiful post! The sandwich and pear chips are great ideas!

  5. Heather C says:

    I want!!!! I need!!!!! Ahhhhh.

  6. Lovely recipe! Nice sweet, salt and crunchy combination. The photos are gorgeous. I am now seriously hungry for pears.

  7. Lovely pear chips, so picturesque! And the sandwiches would certainly satisfy my appetite!

  8. wanda clofine says:

    I would never think to eat a pear on bread but this all looks delicious! your pictures, as always, make my mouth water.

  9. 3meals2snacks says:

    Somehow I always seem to read Mama’s posts when I’m hungry. Well, maybe I always hungry. But these look mighty tasty. Now, if I only had some brie! I think I’ll vamp!

  10. That sandwich looks so good! Perfect combination. Your photos are gorgeous as always!!

  11. terrepruitt says:

    YUM! The pear chips look lovely!

  12. Omg, this looks and sounds DELICIOUS!

  13. Now, this is my kind of sandwich. Simply wonderful, especially with the pear chips. I have to keep this one in mind.

  14. Ya I’ll take 7 thanks!

  15. I wanna bite right into that sandwich! Gorgeous!

  16. taplatt says:

    Pear + brie = classic combo. Your sandwiches sound fantastic.

  17. ohlidia says:

    I love adding slices of pear to my cheese sandwiches. Yours truly are gorgeous! And those pear chips! OMG! They look incredible!

  18. df says:

    Oh, you lucky lady! What a lovely surprise that must have been – but certainly well deserved too. This sandwich has so many things about it that are just so right – must have one now!

  19. Delicious incarnations and one of the most royal offerings when it comes to using pears! A big yes to savoury flavours with blue cheese, but also a mighty yes to those delectable pear chips too!

  20. marazavrori says:

    Hi, I’m not too much of a pear person, but you made this sandwich sound so scumcious, that as soon as I sell some of my work, and have some extra money, I’ll just have to buy the ingriedients to make this mouth watering combination. I love the sound of creamy and crunchy together. Sounds so yummy.

  21. beautiful and clever !

  22. nom nom nom nom….pretty awesome sandwich yourself, my dear Mama!

  23. I just pinned this, Mama. I loooooooove pears (yay for fall pear season!) and yummy cheesy sammiches featuring fruit have a special place in my heart. This looks beautiful and delicious as usual!

  24. ritavegas says:

    I just bought Brie,I’ll make this sandwich for sure!!nit looks scrumptious!

  25. You see, this is the Valuable Service your blog provides. I never, NEVER, would have thought to make a pear + brie sandwich, which – once I read your recipe – seems so obvious! Just wait until I spring these on unsuspecting family & friends…I’ll look like a rock star!

  26. What a beautiful sandwich Sheryl! I love the combinatino of pear and brie. Soooo good! 🙂

  27. themondaybox says:

    What in the world did people eat with their fruit before someone invented cheese?! There is plenty of info out there about food-wine pairings, but how about a book on fruit-cheese pairings? Perhaps, you should get on that Sheryl. Pears and brie are wonderful together and your sandwich looks scrumptious.

  28. Wow this looks yummy, brie and pear must go together perfectly!

  29. Janet Rörschåch says:

    Classic. Love the pear chip photo!

  30. bakeaffairs says:

    This sandwich looks scrumptious! I love the combination of Brie and pears, mouth watering!

  31. Brilliant. That’s all I can say… Brilliant. LOVE.. 🙂

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