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Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Pear and Bacon Grilled Cheese
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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons currant or fig jam
  • 2 slices white sandwich bread
  • slices Cheddar
  • slices cooked bacon
  • 1/4 small pear, thinly sliced


  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.
By September, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 762
  • Fat 49g
  • Sat Fat 28g
  • Cholesterol 134mg
  • Sodium 918mg
  • Protein 23g
  • Carbohydrate 61g
  • Sugar 30g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Iron 2mg
  • Calcium 501mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Try substituting Gruyère for the Cheddar in this recipe. Its nutty richness perfectly complements the bacon and jam.

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    High in vitamin C, these hard, tart berries are grown in bogs in colder regions of North America and Europe. They’re almost always eaten cooked, as in the classic Thanksgiving relish.