Brie, Ham, and Pear Panini

Brie, Ham, and Pear Panini

Brie Ham and Pear Panini
Brie Ham and Pear Panini
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This Brie, Ham, and Pear Panini is the perfect fall or winter sandwich. These classic flavors combine to become your favorite comforting sandwich in no time. ​Layers of mustard, ham, pears, and Brie work together to make the ultimate bite packed with wonderful flavors. The pears give a little crunch while the cheese gets a little melted and keeps everything together.

Serves2 people

Difficulty LevelEasy

Ingredients

  • 4 slices sourdough, whole wheat, or white bread
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced Black Forest ham
  • 1 firm but ripe red Anjou USA Pear, peeled, halved lengthwise, cored, and each half cut lengthwise into 3 thick slices
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

Instructions

  1. Preheat a panini maker, grill pan, or griddle.

  2. Butter bottom slices of bread. Spread mustard on opposite side of each piece of bread. Divide the ham between the 2 sandwiches. Add pear slices to each sandwich and top with cheese. Grind a bit of pepper on top. Butter the top slices of bread.

  3. Place the sandwiches buttered side down on the hot grill. Grill until nicely browned on one side and then flip and grill the other side.

  4. Cut each sandwich in half and serve immediately.

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I love buying pears when they're in season but can never think of anything to do with them, other than to eat them as they are. This recipe sounds delicious but do you think if I were to grill the pear slices it might give it a little extra depth in flavor, or would that ruin the texture?

Brie and pear is such a great combo. I personally would use a little bit less dijon, though.

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