Brie and Pear Grilled Cheese w/ Tangy Walnut Honey Spread

brie and pear

Sometimes I feel like creating an entire blog dedicated to ‘grown up grilled cheese’. Maybe I should just make a separate section within this blog. I mean really, it deserves it’s own title. The possibilities are endless and should never be limited. Also, the idea is just exciting, plain and simple.

If you’re not down with Brie (shame on you!) you can check out a few other variations I’ve blogged thus far: Grilled Cheese ala Caprese and Grilled Cheese w/ Curried Apples & Oven Roasted Turkey.

Tummy grumbling yet?

Here is what I did today.


  1. One ripened pear
  2. Brie cheese
  3. Fresh spinach leaves
  4. 1 tbsp. of Dijon mustard
  5. 1/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts
  6. 1 tbsp. of organic honey
  7. Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  8. Light Rye bread (or any bread you fancy).
  9. Butter


  1. First, the spread. Just mix the Dijon, honey and finely chopped walnuts in a little bowl. Set aside.
  2. Slice one pear into thin slices.
  3. Slice your Brie, however much you please! Their your thighs.
  4. Lightly butter the outside of your bread slices.
  5. Layer your pear slices on the bottom slice of bread, followed by your Brie. Sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper onto the cheese to taste, and then layer down the fresh spinach leaves.
  6. Spread your walnut spread on the inside of the top slice of bread.
  7. Close up your sandwich, and carefully/delicately place it in a slightly oiled frying pan.
  8. Fry it on low. Low and slow! The cheese needs some time to melt, but you don’t want to burn your bread by having the heat too high, so low and slow is the way to go. Yes, I’m still talking about the sandwich.

I like to eat the sandwich with the spread side on the bottom, that way it hits your palette first.

Hope you enjoy!


3 Responses to Brie and Pear Grilled Cheese w/ Tangy Walnut Honey Spread

  1. This looks just fantastic! Beautiful photograph :)

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