Under 30 Minutes
Grilled Ham and Cheese with Pears
Pears come in more than 5,000 varieties. Choose ones that are firm, without blemishes and with stems attached. The pears at the supermarket have often spent a few months in cool storage, so they are usually a few days from being fully ripe.
- 4 slices sandwich bread
- 8 ounces Gruyere cheese
- 1 pear, thinly sliced
- 8 ounces deli ham, thinly sliced
Layer 4 slices of sandwich bread with 8 ounces Gruyere or other melting cheese, 1 thinly sliced pear, and 8 ounces thinly sliced deli ham; top each with bread.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread outside of both bread slices with butter. Cook sandwiches in batches, if necessary, until golden and cheese is melted, flipping once, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Cut sandwiches in half and serve hot.
SourceEveryday Food, October 2003