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Prosciutto, Pear, and Blue Cheese Sandwiches

Feb 25, 2015 04:00PM ● By Cate Reynolds
Rhea’s Rundown

This sandwich is out of this world and could not be easier to make! I used a Danish blue cheese for it’s sharp, salty taste. I imagine this sandwich heated until the cheese is melty, maybe with Brie even, would be amazing. Try to get arugula and not baby arugula since the larger, flatter leaves will lay better in the sandwich. I went without the shallot since the grocery store was out, but the red wine vinegar and olive oil that the arugula is tossed in lends more than enough flavor. Combined with the bursting sweetness of the pear, and the sharpness of the cheese it’s a flavor sensation.

Ingredients – Serves 4
  • 8 slices 100% multigrain bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, sliced


1. Preheat broiler.

2. Arrange bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 3 minutes or until toasted. Turn bread slices over; spread butter evenly over bread slices. Broil 2 minutes or until toasted.

3. Combine arugula and shallot in a medium bowl. Drizzle arugula mixture with oil and vinegar; sprinkle with pepper. Toss well to coat. Divide arugula mixture evenly among 4 bread slices, buttered side up; top evenly with prosciutto. Divide pear slices and cheese evenly among sandwiches; top each sandwich with one bread slice, buttered side down.

“Prosciutto, Pear, and Blue Cheese Sandwiches.” Cooking Light: 20-Minute Meals! Time Inc. Lifestyle Group. 2015. Print.

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