Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Pear & Pecan Grilled Cheese


Did you know it's National Grilled Cheese Month??

I love grilled cheese sandwiches.  My mom would always fix them for me when I was sick as a child.

Since it's a nationally recognized month for the grilled cheese sandwich, I knew I had to make mine special.

I liked the sweet pear in contrast to the sharp cheddar.  I also liked the crunch of the pecans and the creaminess of the cream cheese!  Pretty proud of my "fancy" grilled cheese.




What's your favorite way to make grilled cheese sandwiches??

Pear & Pecan Grilled Cheese

Ingredients:

2 slices bread
2 slices cheese (I used one slice cheddar, one slice mozzarella)
1 tablespoon cream cheese
2 slices of a pear
1/8 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the cheese on the bread.
Spread on the cream cheese, pear slices, and pecans. Don't put the sandwich together.
Bake separate slices in the oven for 5-6 minutes.
Place slices together. 
Eat!!

46 comments:

  1. Wow, what a delicious sounding combination!

    I think a spinach, goat cheese, and cranberry grilled cheese would taste delicious, too!

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  2. This sounds GREAT! I've done apple grilled cheese plenty of times (try it with blue cheese!), but never pear and nut. I may have to tinker with this idea!

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  3. They have something like that at a restaurant near me! Only instead of cranberry, they use a fig preserve. VERY tasty.

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  4. Nice twist ;) The texture must be amazing, with the pecan crunch, soft pears and sticky cheese!Happy grilled cheese month!

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  5. What a wonderful idea! I'd love to try this! :) Our favorite grilled cheese sandwich has meat in it. It's grilled Swiss and prosciutto with Peppadew peppers. :) I really like that yours has fruit in it. Sounds so good! :)

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  6. That sounds really good! I bet the pear is a delicious contrast to the cheese. I'm a traditional grilled cheese girl myself, but this gooey sandwich has me seriously tempted! :)

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  7. I love fancy grilled cheese and yours looks delicious! My fave is swiss cheese, almonds, honey and salt on brioche.

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  8. Your grilled cheese looks so yummy! You have me wanting to go make a fancy grilled cheese! The last picture has me craving a bite of yours :)

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  9. Oh I'm drooling over this! I love a gussied up grilled cheese

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  10. my goodness, that looks delish ^.^

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  11. I didn't know it was National Grilled Cheese month. You can read one of our favorite grilled cheese on my blog here: http://lynnowhatsfordinner.blogspot.com/2011/03/grilled-cheese.html
    I'll have to give this one a try sometime soon! Thanks!

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  12. That's an original association! I love your sandwich, the picture makes us want to take a bite! The cheddar is all dipping yum!

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  13. yummy! Love it, and I will be trying this for sure.

    My favorite grilled cheese it s this one...
    http://indigosugarspectrum.blogspot.com/2010/02/fancy-grilled-cheese.html

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  14. You have no idea how delicious I find this!! I LOVE grilled cheese, and I also love fruit / cheese /nuts together. I'm positive I will be making this sometime soon :)

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  15. I just wish I could find pecan nuts over here :( And thank you for your suggestion Katie, lemonade ice cream sounds awesome. Going to buy some lemons tomorrow!

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  16. Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)April 14, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    I did not celebrate the holiday and even more shameful is that I knew about it! :( Ahh I am in love with pecans! That sammie is amazing

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  17. Wow look at that cheesy goodness! I love the combo of pears and cheese.

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  18. Cream cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich sounds divine! I must try this :)

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  19. Mmmm! So gooey, and the pears are such a smart addition. I like apples and bacon with grilled cheese!

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  20. This looks delicious! I love variations on grilled cheese sandwiches. They are so easy and feel so gourmet.

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  21. Thanks!! I thought so, too. Apple grilled cheese sounds awesome. I just picked up some blue cheese at the store to try it!:)

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  22. Oh woooww... I love prosciutto!!

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  23. Thanks, I thought it was a good contrast, too! :)

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  24. Ahhh that sounds so good!! Brioche is the best.

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  25. Thanks!! I'll make you one if you want lol

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  26. Thanks!!
    p.s. I'm so happy your dad is doing better.

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  27. Oh my gooosshhh, I just looked at that recipe. I wish you had pics, it sounds delicious.

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  28. Thanks! You guys can come over and I'll make you some lol

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  29. Thanks, Kate. I'm so glad you're going to try it! Let me know how you like it.

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  30. You don't have pecans?? Ahh that's so sad! :( I can send you some! I can't wait to see your lemonade ice cream recipe.

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  31. Ahh man! :( You still have time!

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  32. Thank you, you totally should!

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  33. Thank you. I never thought to put apples and bacon together, but that sounds sooo good.

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  34. Thanks Nicola. I agree, I felt like a pro when I was making this lol

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  35. I'm trying the pear with blue cheese this weekend!

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  36. I am another grilled cheese lover! This variation sounds great ... I will be trying it for sure. Also, thanks for stopping by our blog!
    ~Michele

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  37. Katie, this looks delicious, I love pear, pecans and cheese, lovely combination!

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  38. I want to try this - SOOO YUMMY sounding!

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  39. I love different ideas like this! I bet it tasted really good. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is great too! I'll be back for sure!

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  40. Cream cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich sounds divine! I must try this :)

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  41. Cream cheese on a grilled cheese sandwich sounds divine! I must try this :)

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  42. What a combo for a grilled cheese. Love it!!

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  43. What a combo for a grilled cheese. Love it!!

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