The mix of the savory cream cheese, sweet fruit, and crunchy toasted nuts in this easy pear sandwich is a unique yet delicious flavor combination.
Fancy food is nice, but what’s better than a delicious, easy sandwich recipe? And this one is totally intriguing. The mix of the savory cream cheese, sweet pear, and crunchy nuts is a unique yet delicious flavor combination! Try it as a healthy lunch idea for a desk lunch at the office, or a snack on the run. Somehow all the ingredients meld together perfectly to make for a light yet filling cheese and fruit sandwich.
How to make this easy pear sandwich
Because this pear sandwich is so simple, getting the perfect ratio of ingredients is key. Here are some notes:
- Make sure to slice the pear as thinly as you can.
- Toast the notes (see below), then chop them roughly.
- Slather on that cream cheese! You can also use labneh, a homemade yogurt cheese that’s very similar to creamy cheese.
- You want each ingredient to complement one another without anything standing out. If you’d like something saltier or sweeter, add a pinch of salt to the cream cheese or a drizzle of honey.
This easy fruit sandwich can be used with thinly sliced bread (even cinnamon raisin bread) to make finger sandwiches and served alongside a pot of tea for a truly decadent experience. Or you can enjoy it alongside a salad. If served with soup, we recommend choosing something that’s more savory. To turn this pear fruit sandwich into an epic breakfast, swap out the bread for a cinnamon raisin bagel and dig in.
Toast the nuts: you’ll taste the difference!
The only real “cooking” part of this recipe is toasting the nuts. Toasting brings out a nuttiness and a crunch that heightens the flavor of this sandwich. You can use either toasted walnuts or toasted pecans: they both jive well with the flavors.
There are two basic methods for toasting nuts: on the stovetop and in the oven. No matter how you toast the nuts, you’ll know they’ve finished cooking when they’re beautifully fragrant.
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