Honey Roasted Sweet Onion and Pear Grilled Cheese

Classic grilled cheese gets a major upgrade with sweet onions, pears, and a touch of honey. All grilled together to the point of perfection! 

  • 1 large RealSweet® sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar, grated
  • 4 ounces chevre (soft goat cheese)
  • 8 slices a hearty good quality bread
  • 2 Tablespoons softened butter
  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1-2 teaspoons olive oil. Add the onions, season with salt and pepper, toss to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until brown and caramelized.
  2. To assemble sandwiches, spread softened butter on one side of a slice of bread, place butter side down. Top with shredded cheese, then onions, and then layer with pear slices. Drizzle with a touch of honey. On a second piece of bread, spread butter on one side and chevre on the other side. Place chevre side on top of the pears, butter side up.
  3. Heat a second skillet over medium-low heat. When hot, place sandwich in pan and cook until cheese starts to melt and outside of bread is golden. Flip and repeat.
  4. Cut sandwich in half.

If you're new to caramelizing onions, you can check out this caramelized sweet onions recipe or this ultimate how-to blog post for additional tips. 

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

5 min