Irish Dubliner, Bacon and Caramelized Pear Grilled Cheese

Irish Dubliner, Bacon and Caramelized Pear Grilled Cheese
Irish Dubliner, Bacon and Caramelized Pear Grilled Cheese

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 5

    tablespoons butter, softened, divided

  • 1

    firm ripe pear, cored and cut into 16 slices

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 8

    slices smoked bacon

  • 8

    ounces Dubliner cheese, cut into 16 slices

  • 8

    slices soft sourdough sandwich bread

Directions

1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Toss the pears in a bowl with sugar and add to pan. Cook until tender and golden, about 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and reserve. 2. Return pan to heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towel and drain. Discard fat from skillet and wipe out. 3. To assemble, place 4 slices of bread on a work surface. Layer each with 1 slice of cheese, 4 pear slices, 2 bacon slices, 1 more slice of cheese, and remaining slices of bread. Spread outside of each sandwich with remaining butter. 4. Heat pan over medium heat until hot. Add 2 of the sandwiches, cover the skillet, and cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Turnsandwiches, cover and cook until golden and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes longer. Repeat with the remaining 2 sandwiches. —Recipe by David Bonom. Nutritional Info (per serving) •Calories 606 •Fat 40g •Cholesterol 106mg •Sodium 1217mg •Carbohydrates 36g •Fiber 2g •Sugars 6g •Protein 26g

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