Recipes and Cooking Grilled Cheese and Fruit Sandwich 4.6 (11) 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg Scheidemann Prep Time: 15 mins Grill Time: 3 mins Total Time: 18 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 Directions 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. 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. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 400 Calories 20g Fat 46g Carbs 13g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.