Grilled Pear, Roast Beef And Blue Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Aug 30, 2013 12:00 pm

Pair sweet and savory to kick off football season

Photo: Ted Axelrod
Photo: Ted Axelrod
These sandwiches are easy to make and the pear contrasts nicely with the roast beef and blue cheese.

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With its unique texture from the pear, coupled with the blue cheese, this sandwich offers a hint of autumn and is a nice nibble while watching the game.

Reprinted with permission from The Preppy Cookbook

Servings: 2 sandwiches


4 slices hearty white bread, such as sourdough
6 thin slices rare roast beef
1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
3 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon butter, softened
  1. On two bread slices, layer the roast beef and the pear slices.
  2. In a small bowl, mash the blue cheese and the mayonnaise with a fork. Spread the blue cheese mixture onto the remaining 2 bread slices, and place, blue cheese side down, onto the roast beef and pear slices.
  3. Spread the outside of each sandwich with butter. Place in a cold sauté pan on the stovetop over medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes, until golden brown. Flip the sandwiches and cook about 3 minutes more, until the other side is golden brown.
  4. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.

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Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
10 minutes
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