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Brie & Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Elevate your grilled cheese game with this ooey, gooey Brie & Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich with honey and fresh thyme.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword grilled cheese recipe, grilled cheese variations, grilled cheese with brie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 500 kcal
Author Denisse


  • 2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 slices bread preferably from a bakery quality loaf
  • 3-4 slices Brie cheese
  • 2-3 slices firm but ripe pear
  • Pinch of fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 slices Gruyere cheese
  • Honey for drizzling


  1. Lightly butter one side of each piece of bread with a tablespoon of butter. The buttered sides will be the outside of the sandwich.
  2. Layer the Brie, sliced pear and thyme on the unbuttered side of one piece of bread. Top with Gruyere cheese and the second slice of bread, making sure that the buttered side is facing out.
  3. Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Melt one tablespoon of butter and add the sandwich to the skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip. Cook for another 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden and toasty. If the skillet appears dry when it's time to flip the sandwich flipping, add the last tablespoon of butter.
  4. Remove sandwich from heat and drizzle the top of the sandwich with honey just before serving.

Recipe Notes

  • Keep an eye on your sandwich to make sure the bread doesn't burn! A little char is okay, but too much is never a good thing. The butter can burn easily too, so make sure to keep the heat steady around medium as the sandwich is cooking.
  • My favorite way to make grilled cheese sandwiches is in a cast iron skillet. I find that it helps the bread toast evenly.