Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary

By Maria Lichty

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I eat lunch at my desk Monday through Thursday.  I usually pack cottage cheese or yogurt, veggies, fruit, and whole grain crackers. Not that exciting, but it gets me through the day.

On Fridays, I like to make myself a “special” lunch. It is my day off and my day to eat lunch at home. I usually make salad, soup, or a veggie hummus sandwich.  Nothing too complicated, but tasty. I recently created a new favorite sandwich-Grilled Cheese and Pear with Red Onions and  Fresh Rosemary.

My pears were starting to brown-that is what inspired my sandwich. I used Bosc pears-I sliced them and brushed them with a little agave nectar. Next, I  grilled them on our All Clad grill pan. I wasn’t about to go outside in the snow and grill:) I also grilled up some red onions. I toasted a Sandwich Thin to be the base of my sandwich-if you haven’t tried these, you must! They are my favorite.

I spread each thin half with Light Laughing Cow Cheese-again, if you haven’t tried this cheese, I highly recommend it:) You can use brie or your favorite cheese-I was trying to keep it healthy. I put a few fresh spinach leaves on my sandwich for color and extra nutrition. I then layered the pear slices, grilled red onions, and fresh rosemary.

The combination was marvelous! Grilling the pears with a little agave really brought out the sweetness. The cheese added a nice savory touch, while the onions and rosemary provided the perfect punch of flavor. I might be making this sandwich every Friday:)

Treat yourself to a special lunch and make this sandwich. It is easy, healthy, and incredibly tasty!


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Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich with Red Onions and Rosemary

4 from 2 votes


  • 1 Bosc pear sliced
  • Agave nectar to brush on pear slices, just a little bit
  • Red onion slices
  • 1 Sandwich Thin
  • 1 Light Laughing Cow cheese wedge
  • Spinach leaves
  • Fresh Rosemary


  • 1. Heat the grill pan. Brush the sliced pears lightly with agave nectar. I used a pastry brush to do this. A little goes a long way. Grill the pears and red onion slices on the hot pan. Turn the pears over once one side is done cooking. This won't take long.
  • 2. Toast the Sandwich Thin. Spread each half with the Light Laughing Cow cheese. Add the spinach leaves.
  • 3. When the pears and onions are done grilling-place them on the sandwich. Add a sprinkle of fresh rosemary. Eat and Enjoy!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love those sandwich thins. Never thought to use one for grilled cheese though – great idea! I just saw apple and cheese quesadillas on another blog, now pear and cheese sandwiches…i think it’s a sign 🙂

  2. Yum… This sandwich looks fantastic! I will have to pick up some pears at the store. Love the All-Clad mention, too. I love me some All-Clad! 🙂

  3. This has me so hungry! I love the combo of pears and cheese, especially warmed up. The rosemary has to give it such a great flavor. This is one I’ve got to try!

  4. Definitely a nice way to treat yourself! I love pears and cheese together, especially in a lovely grilled sandwich. It looks wonderful!

  5. Perfection. Just needs some cracked black pepper, some sea salt and I’m in super sandwich heaven, all guilt free too!

  6. Oh, how mouthwatering! I love cheese and pear or apple! I make an apple, brie, and whole grain mustard panini that is to die for. I will have to try pear next!

  7. LOVE this! i think it’s so nice to really treat yourself for lunch, it’s almost therapuetic to me. fantastic sandwich, the flavors must have been incredible!

  8. This sandwich is beautiful! We’ll be making this for lunch next week. I’ve got to go through your blog when I have a chance and find more ideas like this.

  9. wow, this looks really really good. I can just imagine the taste of it in my mouth. And laughing cow is awesome. I’vebeen afraid to try the sandwich thins, ha I don’t know why, but I do!

  10. Sounds like a great combination and I have heard about the sandwich thins but now that you mentioned them I have to try them. Thanks!

  11. Great idea! I usually bring in leftovers from the night before so that I can have a healthy lunch at work. This sandwich looks great! Sandwich thins ROCK!

  12. I love fruit sandwiches and don’t see them enough. And grilled pears are fantastic too … I might amp it up with a bit of gorgonzola for some punch against the sweet in the pears. What a nice way to feel like it is warmer, while still keeping it seasonal. Thanks!

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