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Pear-Walnut Sandwiches

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 15 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Crisp, ripe Bartlett pears and toasted walnuts from fall's harvest combine in these quick and tasty sandwiches. They pack nutrition and taste great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Pair them with Honey-Gingered Carrot Soup for a dynamic dinner duo.Prep: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) tub-style light cream cheese
  • 8 (1.1-ounce) slices cinnamon-raisin bread, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 Bartlett pears, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 335
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 11 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 1.8 g
  • protein 8.7 g
  • carbohydrate 52.2 g
  • fiber 5.9 g
  • cholesterol 15 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 363 mg
  • calcium 56 mg

How to Make It

  1. Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese evenly over each of 8 bread slices. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon walnuts evenly over each of 4 bread slices. Top each evenly with pear slices, sprouts, and 1 bread slice. Cut each sandwich in half diagonally.

Cook's Notes

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