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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

PB&P Sandwiches (aka Pear Brie and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese) + A Tasty Giveaway!

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.

PB&P Sandwiches, aka Pear Brie Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from @janemaynard

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.

PB&P Sandwiches, aka Pear Brie Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from @janemaynard

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!

PB&P Sandwiches, aka Pear Brie Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from @janemaynard

PB&P Sandwiches, aka Pear Brie Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from @janemaynard

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.

Savory Pear Sauce for PB&P Sandwiches, aka Pear Brie Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from @janemaynard - Libby's Spring Giveaway

Good luck to all on the giveaway…and now for the recipes! Enjoy!

PB&P Sandwiches (aka Pear Brie Prosciutto Grilled Cheese)
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Serves: 1
  • 2 slices good quality bread
  • 1 thin slice prosciutto
  • About 4 thin slices brie
  • 1-2 tablespoons savory pear sauce (see recipe below)
  • Butter
  1. Heat a frying pan over medium heat about 5 minutes.
  2. While pan is heating up, spread pear sauce on 1 slice of bread.
  3. On the second slice of bread, place the brie slices evenly to cover then top with prosciutto.
  4. Put the sandwich together, then butter the top.
  5. Place sandwich butter side down in the pan, then butter the other side (that is now facing up).
  6. Cook sandwich over medium heat until both sides are golden brown.

Savory Pear Sauce
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Serves: 1 cup
  • 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
  1. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


  1. that sandwich sounds and looks so yummy

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    Lynn BB

    Looks delicious!

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    Nora B

    Wonderful recipe!!

  4. 4

    Can’t wait to try it! Love another use for canned pears!

  5. 5

    This looks great — I love savory fruit! And the spice rack is beautiful.

  6. 6

    I love using clear jars

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    Nikki CB

    Sounds super tasty. We had pear and brie sandwiches as part of the spread at our wedding. 🙂

  8. 8

    I’ve only ever baked brie in pastry, simply because I didn’t know how else to use it. Now you’ve inspired me to try it with a sandwich/panini.

  9. 9

    This sounds awesome! I DO NOT like any sweet with my savory, but this looks like my mind will be changed! Thanks!

  10. 10

    this sandwich looks really good!

  11. 11
    Melissa R

    I love any kind of grilled cheese, and that one looks like a nice change of pace. Yum!

  12. 12

    Great variation on grilled cheese!

  13. 13
    Amy L

    I love grilled cheese sandwiches and your recipe sounds like a yummy one! My favorite is cheddar with sliced apples.

  14. 14

    I’m always hesitant about adding fruit to savory food but I know I should!!

  15. 15

    What a delicious recipe!

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    Brenda Haines

    I love fruit and meat combos! I do an yummy cranberry orange pork roast, and pork with apples and onions is a must! I must try this sandwich! 🙂

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    LeAnn V

    Recently bought a Panini Press and I’ve been looking for interesting sandwiches to try. This one is definitely going on the list for later this week!!!

  18. 18

    Live the recipe

  19. 19
    Susan Christy

    Love the spice box! Thanks for the great recipe – sounds so good and I’m definitely making it this weekend. If I can wait that long.

  20. 20

    I love “adult” versions of the grilled cheese and use fruit frequently on them as well as pizza. Pears are great with prosciutto and brie, I like to add chopped dates and arugula as well.

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    Vicki Tunell

    This looks super yummy!

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    Amy Z.

    I’d love to try this version of grilled cheese, it looks delicious!

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