Ham, Brie and Pear Sandwich
Recipe from the Ile de France cheese website. Savory ham, creamy Brie, and thin, crunchy slices of raw pear combine to make an unforgettable hot sandwich. A sophisticated, new-wave grilled cheese. Simply heat a touch of olive oil in a skillet and cook the sandwich for about 2 minutes on each side until golden brown using a full tea kettle to press it. Any bread may be used; try multi-grain, a crunchy baguette, ciabatta, sour dough, rye, white, or pumpernickel.
- 4 slice(s) bread
- 4 ounce(s) ripe Brie, rind removed and cut into 12 thin slices
- 4 ounce(s) cooked ham, sliced fairly thin, about 4 slices
- 1 small pear, preferably Bosc, almost ripe peeled, cored and cut into very thin slices
- 2 teaspoon(s) olive oil, of needed
- 1. Place all 4 slices of bread out on a work surface. Add 3 slices of Brie to each piece. Top 2 slices of bread with the ham, doubling the ham over if necessary so it doesn't stick out beyond the bread. Place the pear slices on the other 2 slices of bread. Place the slices of bread with the cheese and ham on top of the slices of bread with the pear and cheese.
- 2. Preheat a panini grill to the highest setting. Place the sandwiches on the hot grill, close the grill, and cook for 2 minutes. Gently flip the sandwich and cook another 2 minutes, or until the bread is grilled and the cheese is totally melted and bubbling. Remove from the grill and cut in half or quarters and serve hot.
- 3. Alternately, heat the oil in a large skillet over moderate heat for about a minute. Add the sandwich and use a can of beans or a full tea kettle to weigh the sandwich down (The idea is to press the sandwich). Cook 2 minutes and gently flip the sandwich over, press it down again, and cook another 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bread is golden brown and the cheese is melted and bubbling.
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