Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese Recipe

2019-09-23

Did you know that there are over 3000 varieties of pear grown worldwide? However, only 10 varieties are grown in the United States for commercial production and each has its distinctive color, texture, and flavor.

If you want a sweet and juicy pear with a mild flavor and a firm texture then the red or green Anjou pear is for you. This spherical-shaped pear is great for baking, poaching, and grilling as it has the perfect balance of sweet flavor and soft flesh that offers a subtle lemony essence. If you are looking for a pear that is crisp and can hold its shape even after cooking, then Concorde is the best choice.

Forelle is a small-sized yellow-green pear with a sweet and delicate taste. This pear variety is a good fruit choice for young kids because of its sweetness and size. Bosc is a brown-colored pear with a slender, elongated neck that boasts of white flesh that is sweet, crispy and firm to the touch.

Bartlett pear is a delicate-skinned fruit with soft and juicy sweet flesh that is mostly used for canning and juicing. Comice pear, on the other hand, is a Christmas pear that comes in green and red varieties. Comice pears are sweet, juicy, and creamy, although they have delicate skin that breaks easily. Starkrimson is a sweet-flavored, red-hued pear with a pleasant floral aftertaste, while Seckel is a small pear with velvety flesh that possesses notes of sweet champagne.

How to make Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Prep Time: 10 mins

Ready In: 10 mins

Yields: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons currant or fig jam
  • 2 slices white sandwich bread
  • 2 slices Cheddar
  • 2 slices cooked bacon
  • 1/4 small Pittman & Davis pear, thinly sliced

Directions

  1. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium-low heat. Spread the jam on 1 slice of the bread and form a sandwich with the cheese, bacon, and pear.
  2. Cook the sandwich, covered, until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side
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