Grilled Cheese With Pear

grilled cheese and pear

Grilled cheese with pear sandwich is the perfect tasty lunch bite with its sweet twist on grilled cheese. This grilled cheese with pear recipe uses a pear chutney recipe with a few warm spices and raclette cheese for perfect melty-ness.

The most time-consuming step in this pear grilled cheese recipe is preparing the pear chutney. But it’s an easy process and it’s well worth the bit of extra time.

The main ingredients for a grilled pear and cheese sandwich include country loaf bread, pears, raclette cheese, and other ingredients for pear chutney.

Pear Chutney Recipe

Start a pear chutney, in a medium sauce, pan, add apple cider vinegar and sugar. Heat on medium low until the sugar is dissolved.

Then add the lemon juice, cinnamon, ground cloves, and a pinch of salt.

Next, core and stem two pears. To do that, use a sharp knife to cut them in half and then remove the center portion with the seeds along with the stem.

Use a sharp knife to finely dice two pears. You want the pears to be finely chopped to create a smoother chutney. (For a grilled cheese and pear sandwich, you don’t want your pear chutney super chunky!)

Finely chop the pears for a pear chutney recipe.

**TIP: You can remove the pear skins with a peeler if you’d like, but it’s usually not necessary because pear skin is thin.

Immediately add the diced pears into the sauce pan. Bring the entire mixture to a boil. Then lower the heat to a simmer. Allow the pear chutney to simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes until the pears are soft, stirring occasionally.

Let your pear chutney simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

For maximum flavor, you can make the pear chutney recipe a day ahead of time to allow the flavors to melt. Simply keep your pear chutney in the refrigerator for one day. But you can also use your pear chutney immediately to make grilled cheese.

Looking for a fancy flavorful grilled cheese? Also try: Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese or Gruyere Grilled Cheese.

Pear Grilled Cheese Recipe

The second stage of making a grilled cheese sandwich with pears is to simply assemble the sandwich and grill it.

To do that, spread softened butter on side of each of four slices bread. Place 1 to 2 slices of raclette cheese on two pieces of bread on the non-buttered side and then add a thin layer of pear chutney. Top with the last two slices of bread, buttered-side out.

So, essentially, you’ll have two cheese and pear sandwiches with two slices of raclette cheese and pear chutney in the middle and buttered on the outside.

Heat a skillet or cast iron skillet to medium-low heat and cook until the bottom is golden brown. Use a spatula to flip and brown the other side of the grilled cheese with pear sandwich. It should take you about five minutes per side, but keep an eye on it to make sure the bottom does not burn.

Cook a pear grilled cheese sandwich until it’s golden brown.

Other Tips for How to Make the Grilled Pear Cheese Sandwich

When you’re grilling your sandwich, keep in mind that raclette cheese takes a little longer to melt. But once it does, it’s a perfect consistency.

That’s why you want to cook a grilled cheese with raclette cheese on a lower temperature. This allows the cheese more time to melt without burning the outside.

If the outside of your grilled cheese is already a golden brown without the raclette cheese melting, you can put it in the oven for another five minutes or so at 350° until it melts well.

How to Serve Grilled Cheese with Pear Chutney

Once your grilled cheese sandwiches are done, placed them on a cutting board and slice on a diagonal. Serve warm immediately.

You likely won’t need a side sauce for this version of a grilled cheese sandwich with pears. That’s because the pear chutney is a perfect sauce on its own inside the sandwich.

Other Versions of a Grilled Cheese With Pear Recipe

For your bread, you can use any type of bread that you usually use to make grilled cheese sandwiches with. Hearty white bread or country loaf bread are among the best breads for making a grilled cheese sandwich. But you can also use a bread like sourdough, which will make a pretty crisp sandwich.

You can also change this grilled pear and cheese sandwich recipe by using a different cheese. Raclette cheese can sometimes be difficult to find, but there are other cheeses that would work well with the pear chutney flavor.

So you could substitute raclette cheese for pear and gouda grilled cheese or pear and brie grilled cheese for a warm version of a pear and brie sandwich. You could also try the traditional cheddar cheese.

Finally, you could add arugula, which would go excellent with a pear grilled cheese.

Grilled Cheese With Pear

Grilled cheese with pear chutney combines a rich melty cheese with a sweet pear chutney recipe for a decadent twist on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time6 minutes
Course: Sandwich
Keyword: grilled cheese, pear
Servings: 2
Author: Ryan McClay


  • Sauce Pan
  • Skillet


Pear Chutney Recipe

  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 pears
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch ground clove
  • pinch salt

Pear Grilled Cheese

  • 4 slices Country loaf (or white or brioche)
  • 2 tablespoons softened salted butter
  • 4 slices raclette cheese


Pear Chutney Recipe

  • In a medium sized sauce pan, heat apple cider vinegar and sugar on medium low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  • Core and stem pears by cutting them in half and removing the core with a sharp small knife. Finely dice the pears. Immediately add to the sauce pan.
  • Add lemon juice, cinnamon, ground clove and salt to the sauce pan and stir to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Allow the pear chutney to simmer until the pears are soft, about 30 to 40 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Pear Grilled Cheese

  • Butter four slices of bread on one side. With the buttered side of the bread facing out, assemble two sandwiches by adding two slices of raclette cheese and a layer of pear chutney.
  • Heat a skillet to medium low heat. Place the sandwiches until the bottom has turned a golden brown. Then, using a spatula, flip the sandwich and brown the other side. Cut pear grilled cheese on a diagonal and serve warm. (If the raclette cheese has not melted, place the sandwiches in the oven at 350° until the cheese becomes soft and melty.)

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