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Grilled Cheese

Gourmet Ham Pear and Fig Grilled Cheese with Parmesan crust

Prep Time: 15 MIN  |  Cook Time: 5 MIN  |  Servings:  |  Calories:
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<p><span>This gourmet grilled cheese sandwich is a delightful and sophisticated twist on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, perfect for a fancy lunch or a cozy dinner. This recipe combines the rich flavors of ham, the sweetness of ripe pears, and the subtle earthiness of figs, all enveloped in a crispy, Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Natural Cheese crust. Enjoy this delightful creation with a side salad or a bowl of warm soup for a complete and satisfying meal.</span></p>

  1. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the butter until melted.
  2. Spread the butter onto each slice of bread. On the non-buttered side of the 6 “bottom” slices, layer sliced cheddar cheese, sliced pears, and another layer of cheddar cheese. Spread fig jam on top of the cheese. Season with a pinch of salt. Close the sandwiches with the top pieces of bread, butter side up. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of parmesan cheese on outside of the top layer of bread.
  3. Heat a 12” skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to generously coat the bottom. Once hot, gently transfer 3 of the sandwiches to the skillet, parmesan cheese side down. Cook until crisp and golden on one side, 2 minutes or so. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of parmesan cheese on the top of the sandwich and, using a spatula, gently flip the sandwich. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook for another
    couple of minutes, or until the second side is crisp and golden, and the cheese is melted.
  4. Cook the remaining 3 sandwiches the same way. Enjoy!