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Yummm i made it for lunch! It was delicious ! A must keep recipe. I used pepper jack cheese coz thats the only cheese i have, still turns out great!
I’m so glad you liked it Joanna, great idea to use the pepper jack!
This was fantastic! I lightly toasted the bread before grilling and I only had laughing cow spreadable swiss cheese wedges on hand, but this was still the perfect mix of flavor and texture. Will make again!
I’m so glad you liked it Melissa!
Oooh looks delicious! Just tonight, I did a grilled cheese with golden delicious apple, prosciutto, and smoked Swiss…it was amazing! Sweet, salty, and creamy!
I am the worst at commenting on recipes whether I like them or not, but this one clearly made an impression. Family LOVED it… :)
Only one addition toward the end of eating – a swipe of mustard on top. Grainy Dijon was awesome! Thanks for the keeper.
Oh, this sandwich is just heavenly. We had this last night alongside Elise’s gazpacho recipe. Made for a wonderful summer dinner.
The combination of bacon and pears is fabulous. Salty bacon underlined with the sweet pear…In case you have the ingredients at home a delicate dish…
I, being lazy, tried this without grilling(i know, what’s the point?), and although I’m sure the full version is better, let me assure you, if you don’t have the time, just the combo of bacon, cheddar and pear is amazing! Some fresh buttered toast might have been a bit better for the abbreviated version. I’ll try the grilled version some weekend. . .
YUMM! My favorite sandwich in the world is a prosciutto, brie and fig preserves grilled cheese because I can enjoy it with my absolute favorite sweet wine without waiting for dessert. HOWEVER, I bought a beautiful Anjou pear at Whole Foods and will definitly make this tomorrow night!
Best Wine Ladies: Silvan Ridge, Early Muscat
I am an Oregonian for a reason…WINE Country and BEERtopia. :)
Love this combo! I use turkey bacon, but keep the rest as listed. If you don’t have a panini press, use a grill pan for the sandwich with a cast iron skillet on top for the press to get the stipes!
My favorite grilled cheese has, for years, been raisin bread with cheddar cheese. YUM! I now have to add this one to my list. Thank you.
I just made this for lunch 10 minutes ago! I wanted to preview the sandwich myself before making it for the family dinner. This is the best sandwich ever! Fantastic! Thanks for the receipe!
Thanks for the inspiring site! We often run a similar grilled cheese at my cafe in Glen Ellyn, IL, but we use brie cheese and saute the pears in a port-wine reduction. I came up with it because one of our best selling omelets is pear and brie, topped with a port wine reduction.
Very tasty! I substituted apple slices since that’s what I had on hand, but this was one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve made in a while.
This sandwich was tasty. You wouldn’t think pears, bacon, and cheese, but… if you get a chance… try it.
We bought sharp cheddar, dubliner, Havarti and brie (just for kicks). We ended up settling on making ours with thinly sliced Havarti
We used Maplewood Smoked Bacon which made it a bit sweeter than most and melted the butter in the bacon grease before dabbing the bread in it. We then used a panini press to toast the bread and melt the cheese. Mmm…
The girl I was cooking with/for noted that it almost felt like she was eating a krispy kream donut, but then again she opted for hers to be made with smoked turkey and not bacon (she’s not a bacon fan).
This sandwich is simply delicious! My husband ate all that I made and still wanted more. We’re making them again tonigt! I used turkey bacon and it was wonderful with that too.
I had made this sandwich this morning. It was really good. My husband and I really enjoyed it. A very unique set of ingredients especially with a dallop of Dijon mustard. My son could not get past the pear but he is eight and does not appreciate great food! Thanks again for a great recipe.
I just got done eating this sandwich. It was so good. A very different and unique set of ingredients. My husband and I really enjoyed it especially with a little Dijon mustard. My son on the other hand could not appreciate the pear. Thanks again for a great recipe.
Unbelievable! I tried your sandwich yesterday and it was awesome.You would never think that two things like bacon and pears would taste good together but this sandwich proved me wrong.If you enjoy sandwiches made using bacon then try my 3-cheese melt sandwich.
yummy.need more napkins. The cheese smothers the pears just right. Then lay some bacon on it? mmmmmmmmmmm. Can’t miss with the french bread or italian bread in the cast iron pan. yummy, yummy, ahhhhhhh! yummy!
I’m happy to say that the cheapo college student version is also very tasty – kraft singles, microwave bacon (i know, you didn’t think we could sink so low), whatever pears you can sneak out of the cafeteria, and a george forman minigrill. definitely tastier than nightly scrambled eggs. or anything they serve in the dining halls. thanks elise!