Grilled Cheese and Fruit Sandwich


A sturdy bread, such as ciabatta, holds up well on the grill. The cheese melts over pears or apple slices for a crispy sweet sensation.

Grilled Cheese and Fruit Sandwich
Photo: Greg Scheidemann
Prep Time:
15 mins
Grill Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
18 mins


  • 8 slices white or egg bread, cut 1/2 inch thick

  • 2 tablespoon softened butter

  • ¼ cup fig or plum jam

  • 4 ounce thinly sliced Havarti or Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 small pear or apple, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoon sliced almonds or chopped pecans, toasted


  1. Spread one side of each bread slice lightly with softened butter. Spread other side of 4 of the bread slices with jam. Top jam side of bread with cheese. Top cheese with pear and almonds or pecans. Top with remaining bread slices, butter side up.

  2. Preheat an indoor electric grill. Place sandwiches on grill rack. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill sandwiches until bread is golden and cheese is melted. (For a covered grill, allow 3 to 4 minutes. For an uncovered grill, allow about 6 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling.) Or, place sandwiches on a griddle over medium heat. Cook 5 to 6 minutes or until golden and cheese is melted, turning once. Makes 4 sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
20g Fat
46g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 528mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 3.5mg 18%
Calcium 252.4mg 19%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Potassium 147mg 3%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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