Brie-Pear Sandwich

October 22, 2023

Nothing screams “easy lunch” like a sandwich. Especially perfect for those hectic days when time is tight. But the beauty of sandwiches is that they’re versatile. You can craft them to be as simple as PB&J or elevate them to Michelin-star quality. In this sweet and savory combination, our Brie-Pear Sandwich is perfectly paired with fresh ripe pears, crunchy walnuts, and a drizzle of honey. I’d humbly say this creation leans more towards the Michelin side. But you might just have to give it a try to find out.

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Bread is Not the Enemy

Often, bread is unfairly cast as the villain in our diet stories. It’s frowned upon, regarded as ‘just another carb’. I passionately disagree. Now, if you’re gluten-free, absolutely opt for gluten-free bread. No contest there. But in the grand scope, bread is like a canvas. It can be a rich, wholesome base, or it can be empty calories. The choice is yours. Also, think of bread as your delicious foundation. It’s there to cradle lean proteins, a ton of veggies, and all the sauces. Cold or panini-pressed, classic or open-faced, the sandwich world is vast and varied.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your own sourdough bread, check out my recipe here.

The Brie-Pear Sandwich

We’re going to construct this masterpiece Brie-Pear Sandwich, layer by scrumptious layer. Start with a slice of bread, and I’ll alwasy recommend a good slice of sourdough for its tangy and chewy goodness. Lay on slices of brie cheese, followed by a handful of arugula. Drizzle a touch of olive oil, and sprinkle a pinch of salt. Now, for the star of the show: slices of juicy, ripe pears. Please, make sure the pear is definitely ripe! Top with crunchy walnuts, a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness, more brie (because, why not?), and cap it off with your second slice of bread. By adding brie in the beginning and the end of this sandwich making process, we don’t have to add any extra sauces or mayonnaise.

Heat a dash of olive oil in a frying pan. Over low to medium heat, warm up your sandwich. The aim isn’t to melt the brie to oblivion. No, you want it warm, slightly gooey, but still retaining its form.

In my kitchen, sandwiches, a lot of times, save the day. And this Brie-Pear combo is no exception. Every time I whip this up, no critique comes my way – just a thumbs up from the fam. So, if you’re looking for a lunch that wins every time, you’ve got a contender right here. Enjoy!

Brie-Pear Sandwich

Recipe by Raquel QuevedoCourse: EntreeCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 slices of sourdough bread (or your bread of choice)

  • 2 oz of brie cheese

  • Handful of arugula

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • pinch of salt

  • 4 slices 1/4 inch think of fresh ripe pears

  • 2 halves of walnuts chopped into large pieces

  • 1 teaspoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil for heating up the sandwich


  • Lay out one slice of sourdough bread on a clean surface.
  • Place brie slices evenly over the bread.
  • Layer with arugula leaves.
  • Drizzle a hint of olive oil and sprinkle a pinch of salt over the arugula.
  • Arrange the pear slices on top.
  • Add chopped walnuts over the pear slices.
  • Drizzle honey across the layered ingredients.
  • Place more brie slices on top.
  • Cap off with the second slice of sourdough.
  • Add a little olive oil to a frying pan and heat over low to medium.
  • Once warmed, place the sandwich in the pan. Toast each side for about 3-4 minutes or until the bread is golden brown. Remember, the brie won’t melt entirely but will warm through.
  • Once toasted, remove from the pan and let it sit for a minute. Slice in half and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories501
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 27g 42%
    • Total Carbohydrate 60g 20%
      • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
      • Sugars 12g
    • Protein 15g 30%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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