Up your grilled-cheese game with this popular sweet-and-savory rendition.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Reviews (7)

35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2013
This was really easy to make and I liked it but my boys did not eat it. So I only rated it 3 stars. I'd make it again for myself but will have to skip this one for the kids next time. :o(
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2011
I loved the combination of salty, sweet, creamy, and crunchy all in one bite. The grocer did not have gruyere so I substituted a good quality 4 yr aged cheddar, and a nice quality asiago bread from the baker. Will be interested to try again with the gruyere. When I make several grilled cheese like this, I use the oven...heat to broil, the key is heating the baking sheet before you put the sandwiches on, grill, flip, grill. The cheese that oozes out make s a crispy crust and less butter needed :)
Rating: Unrated
11/23/2011
I love rye bread or pumpernickle, also use mayonnaise instead of butter ,sounds silly but lends a nice golden color to the bread.
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Rating: Unrated
11/22/2010
This was so easy to make and absolutely the best grilled ham and cheese with the pear on it. Only thing is I had to wait for the pear to ripen. I didn't cook the pear and it turned out even better.
Rating: Unrated
09/14/2010
i have done this but in England we toast them under a grill first time i used a frying pan and butter no wounder Elvis loved grilled sandwiches these are to die for
Rating: Unrated
11/09/2008
this looks yummy!
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Rating: Unrated
04/28/2008
I made these as a lazy dinner for my family, they went over a treat. I cooked the pear in melted butter as Martha did on the show. YUMMY