Honey Roasted Vidalia Onion and Pear Grilled Cheese

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

  • 1 large Vidalia onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp honey
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 4 oz. sharp cheddar, grated
  • 4 oz. chevre (soft goat cheese)
  • 8 slices of a hearty, good quality bread
  • 2 Tbsp softened butter
  1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 to 2 tsp of 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. 

If you like this recipe, try our Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Onion & Mango Salsa!

Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

5 min