Grilled Ham and Cheese with Pear
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2
Grilled sandwich with savory Gruyere cheese, thinly sliced ham, and pear
  • 4 slices Sourdough Bread
  • 8 oz. Gruyere chees
  • 1 Pear, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. deli Ham, thinly sliced
  • Butter, Softened
  1. Place a (preferably cast-iron) pan over a burner and turn heat to medium-low.
  2. Butter one side of all four slices of bread. Place two slices of bread, butter side down, into a warm (not yet hot) pan. You may need to do this one sandwich at a time, if space is limited.
  3. Place the cheese evenly over the bread, then arrange the pear slices, followed by the ham. Situate the corresponding slice(s) of bread over top.
  4. Keep sandwiches (cooking slowly) in the pan until the cheese is beginning to melt and the outside of the bottom slice of bread is a golden brown. Carefully flip the sandwiches and finish cooking the other side until golden, making sure the sandwich is not heating too quickly. When the cheese is fully melted, and the bread is the desired color, remove from the heat, cut diagonally, and serve immediately.
Recipe by Wolff's Apple House at