Gouda, Bacon, Pear Grilled Cheese
Yield: 2 sandwiches
  • 4 slices whole grain bread
  • 1 Bosc pear, thinly sliced
  • ½ pound smoked gouda cheese
  • 6-8 pieces of bacon, thick cut
  • 2.5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • garlic powder
  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet until it reaches desired crispiness. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  2. Heat a medium skillet on medium-low heat. Melt ½ tablespoon of butter in the pan and then add the pear slices. Allow to cook until the pear slices are fork-tendered and slightly browned, just a few minutes on each side. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, mix your rosemary mayonnaise by combining the mayonnaise, chopped rosemary, and a pinch of garlic powder.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches by adding a ½ tablespoon of rosemary mayo to each slice of bread. Then add the cheese, bacon, and pears.
  5. Heat a grill pan or skillet on medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on the pan and the add the sandwich. Press on the sandwich with a lid, if desired. Allow sandwich to cook until golden brown. Add remaining tablespoon of butter and flip the sandwich and cook until that side is also golden brown and the cheese has melted.
Recipe by Oakhurst Kitchen at http://oakhurstkitchen.com/gouda-bacon-pear-grilled-cheese/