Pear-Walnut Sandwiches

Photo: Oxmoor House

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

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Recipe from Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 335
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 3.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 8.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 52.2g
  • Fiber: 5.9g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 363mg
  • Calcium: 56mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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.
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