Grilled Ham, Pear, and Cheese Sandwiches

I only make these in the fall & winter.  I guess cooler weather makes me think of pears, and cheese, and chewy bread toasted in butter.  (Now, I'm hungry.)  They're so good and comforting and EASY...I really should make them all year. 
{Yes, there is a bite taken out of that sandwich.  I'm sorry; I couldn't help myself.}

Here's all you need:

Grilled Ham, Pear, and Cheese Sandwiches

sliced sourdough bread
swiss cheese slices
deli ham, sliced thin
pear, sliced thin

Start out with your bread...layer on a slice of cheese, ham, the pear slices and one more slice of cheese.  Top with the other slice of bread.

(No condiments necessary, but if I *had* to add one, I'd choose Dijon mustard.)
That extra slice of cheese on top will help keep the pears from sliding out.

Melt some (salted) butter in a pan over medium-low heat.  Add the sandwiches. Before covering the pan with the lid, add a few pats of butter on the top slices of bread.  Cover and cook until the bread is golden and toasted.
Flip the sandwiches and cook the other side.

I love sandwiches. Do you?


  1. Mmm, yes, I do love sandwiches - they're one of my favorite easy dinners to make! I've never put pears in a grilled cheese but I bet they're fantastic.

  2. oh this sounds fantastic Bridget!!

    We make a lot of sandwiches here, so I'm always looking for something new!

  3. I absolutely love sour dough bread! This sandwich is making me hungry too. Adding the pear slices to the ham and cheese is a great idea and one I have never thought to do. I need some pears in this house stat!

  4. Oh Bridget... I just drooled a little on my keyboard. Totally bookmarking this and writing the ingredients on my shopping list. :)

  5. MmmMmm...I love sandwiches. I'll definitely have to try the pears and ham! What a great idea!

  6. That looks so AMAZING!!! I am going to try this one!

  7. This sounds SO brilliant. I always love pear in things but I never actually do it myself. 2012 resolution!

    Also, just randomly came across this blog during my morning interwebs stroll, so glad I did! New follower =D


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