Fruit and cheese is a classic combination, but most people limit themselves to apples and cheddar. Today, Gina Homolka introduces us to an adventurous combination from The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor. She pairs succulent Royal Riviera® Pears with creamy Brie cheese and then adds fig butter to create a superb grilled cheese recipe that will titillate your tastebuds. It’s comfort food turned into a culinary delight for the health-conscious, courtesy of a Skinnytaste recipe.

Have you ever had baked Brie? If not, you’re totally missing out. And if you have, then you’ll understand why this grilled cheese sandwich works. I love the salty-sweet combination of ripe pears and Brie. Adding a touch of fig butter — a fruit spread not to be confused with butter — to this grilled cheese sandwich enhances the sweetness of the pears and makes it a real adult treat.

Skinnytaste Pear and Brie Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Creamy Brie and fig butter paired with succulent Royal Riviera® Pears to create a superb grilled cheese sandwich designed to titillate your tastebuds.

Pear and Brie Gourmet Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Servings 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices multi-grain bread
  • ¼ cup fruit butter such as fig or apple
  • 1 Harry and David Royal Riviera Pears (peeled, thinly sliced6 oz light Brie, rind removed, sliced1 can olive oil spray or oil mister)

Instructions: 

  • Heat skillet over medium-low heat.Spread each slice of bread with ½ tablespoon fig or apple butter.
  • Top 4 bread slices with the Royal Riviera® Pear and Brie, then top with remaining bread slices.Spray both sides sandwiches with a little oil.
  • Place sandwiches, one at a time, in hot skillet and cook until bread is golden cheese starts to melt, about 2 minutes on each side.
  • Alternatively, use a panini press.Serve hot.

Notes:

What To Do Next…

  1. Did you try Gina’s recipe? Please let us know in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.
  2. Order your box of Royal Riviera® Pears today.
Author: Gina Homolka
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Gina's blog Skinnytaste (www.skinnytaste.com) features delicious, healthy, low fat, family-friendly recipes several times per week. The blog began in 2008 with a mission to blend her two passions, great food and beautiful photography.

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