If you think lunch has to be boring, then think again. And don’t believe for a minute that ‘not boring’ needs to be complicated. Five, count them, just five ingredients, a skillet, and less than 20 minutes and you have a lunch that is lick-your-fingers-good. It’s the perfect sandwich for this time of year when the weather turns chilly and when juicy ripe pears are plentiful. If you’re looking for a way to use up all of the apples from your apple picking trip, go ahead and use your apples instead of pears, it will be just as delicious – I promise.
Back to the sandwich. Make sure you use a nice hearty whole grain bread here so it can stand up to the intense flavor from the brie and fig jam. Pile on the pear and brie slices.
Eiffel Tower Triple Creme is my go-to for Brie, it’s creamy and buttery with a subtle sweetness. I leave the rind on because I like the contrasting flavor, but go ahead and remove it if you find that flavor too strong.
You don’t need perfect pears for this, in fact, if they’re just a little overripe they’ll be even better because they’ll soften up quickly and be just that much sweeter.
Melt some unsalted butter in your skillet and grill these sandwiches until the bread is crisp and crusty outside and the cheese turns into melty goodness, the pears soften and the fig spread oozes all over the pears. Pure deliciousness in every single bite.
These sandwiches are good enough to pull off for dinner. Pair with a salad or soup and you’ve got a super easy weeknight meal.
The perfect sandwich for this time of year when the weather turns chilly and when juicy ripe pears are plentiful.
- 4 slices whole grain bread
- 1/4 cup Dalmatia Fig Spread - Original
- 1 pear , thinly sliced
- 4 ounces sliced Eiffel Tower Brie Cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
Spread each slice of bread with 1 tablespoon Fig Spread. Arrange half of the pear slices on 1 bread slice then top with half of the brie. Place bread slice on top and press firmly. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 2 sandwiches.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add sandwiches and cook, covered, 8 minutes until golden brown and cheese is melted, turning once.