Forget PB&J. Or PB&H. Today I give you PB&P! And it has nothing to do with peanut butter. But it is a sandwich. And it has everything to do with savory pear sauce, brie and prosciutto. That’s right, pear brie prosciutto grilled cheese sandwiches…PB&P! And this sandwich is scrumptious.
It’s springtime, so fruit is in the air. (Along with love, but that’s another blog post for another blog, really.) Libby’s hired me to develop a recipe using one of their canned fruits to celebrate the spring season. I immediately thought of canned pears (one of my favorite foods growing up!) and wanted to try out a fun savory twist. Enter the PB&P.
I love brie in a melted state. And I love the combination of salty prosciutto with sweet fruit. And I love bread. So, basically, today’s sandwich is the love of my life. The sandwich itself is quite simple – bread, sliced brie and prosciutto with a smattering of savory pear sauce. The layers of flavor are delicious, and the texture is perfect. Oh, and by the way, the savory pear sauce is so good and beyond easy to make. And, even though this is a great sandwich for springtime, by using canned pears it not only simplifies the recipe, but you can make this any time of year!
Before we get to the recipe, Libby’s has a giveaway for you today! One lucky winner will receive this super cute Crate & Barrel Six Bottle Spice Box along with an assortment of Libby’s Fruit, so you can get creative in the kitchen, too! Simply leave a comment on this post to enter! Comments must be posted by midnight PT on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 and prize must be shipped within the U.S.
Good luck to all on the giveaway…and now for the recipes! Enjoy!
- 2 slices good quality bread
- 1 thin slice prosciutto
- About 4 thin slices brie
- 1-2 tablespoons savory pear sauce (see recipe below)
- Heat a frying pan over medium heat about 5 minutes.
- While pan is heating up, spread pear sauce on 1 slice of bread.
- On the second slice of bread, place the brie slices evenly to cover then top with prosciutto.
- Put the sandwich together, then butter the top.
- Place sandwich butter side down in the pan, then butter the other side (that is now facing up).
- Cook sandwich over medium heat until both sides are golden brown.
- 1 15-ounce can Libby's pear halves, drained but reserving 2 tablespoons of the juice
- 1 tablespoon thinly sliced onions (about ⅛ of a small onion)
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
- Couple shakes of ground pepper
- Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the pear juice to the pan, then the drained pears. Break the pears up with a spatula a bit. Add salt, ginger and pepper and stir well.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to about medium-low, making sure to maintain a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and smashing up the pears each time you stir. The final consistency should be saucy with lumps.
This post was sponsored by Libby’s – I received compensation in exchange for work performed. Price per serving for the PB&P sandwich is approximately $2.00.