Pear-Apple Butter and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich

In honor of National Grilled Cheese Month, I’m posting a different grilled cheese sandwich every single day through the month of April. You’re welcome.

Cheddar and apple are already considered by many a perfect pair. When you add into the mix ripe pear, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and melt it between buttery whole wheat toast, the resulting sandwich is (dare I say it?) perfect. Sweet, salty, and gooey, with a hint of spicy warmth. This is pure comfort between two slices of bread.

For general grilled cheese tips, visit the inaugural grilled cheese sandwich post.

Pear-Apple Butter and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Recipe Type: Sandwich
Author: Bake Up, Little Suzy
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 1 hour 25 mins
Total time: 1 hour 50 mins
Serves: 1
Sweet, salty, and gooey, with a hint of spicy warmth. This is pure comfort between two slices of bread.
Ingredients
  • Pear-Apple Butter
  • 2 ripe pears, cored and sliced
  • 2 red delicious apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Pear-Apple Butter and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • 2 slices wheat bread
  • Butter
  • 2 slices cheddar
  • Pear apple butter
Instructions
Pear-Apple Butter
  1. Place the fruit and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, for 30 to 40 minutes, or until fruit is very soft when pierced with a knife.
  2. Remove the pan from heat; add brown sugar, spices and lemon juice and stir to blend.
  3. Puree mixture until very smooth in food processor fitted with a steel blade.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan; simmer over low heat, stirring frequently for 30 minutes, or until thickened to desired consistency. Strain.
Pear-Apple Butter and Cheddar Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  1. Top each slice of bread with cheddar cheese.
  2. Spread pear-apple butter on one slice of cheddar.
  3. Close it up and butter the outsides of the bread.
  4. Griddle on medium-high heat until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden brown.

 

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