Blue Cheese, Bacon and Pear Brunch Sandwiches Recipe -
Blue Cheese, Bacon and Pear Brunch Sandwiches Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Blue Cheese, Bacon and Pear Brunch Sandwiches

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"The original idea for this came from a friend. I varied the type of cheese and bread, and added a finishing step to create these tasty little sandwiches. I used low-sodium bacon, however, I think any bacon would work well. Served with a side salad of mixed greens and fresh berries, this makes a great brunch or light supper sandwich."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Place the pear slices in a skillet, and pour in the apple juice. Cook over medium heat until the pears are soft, about 5 minutes. Drain pears and reserve; discard juice.
  2. Meanwhile, place the bacon in a skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on paper towels. Crumble and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven broiler.
  4. Place the focaccia bread slices on a baking sheet. Divide the pear slices evenly among the bread, and top evenly with the bacon, and then with the blue cheese.
  5. Broil the sandwiches in the preheated broiler until the cheese melts, about 2 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 05, 2008

They made a similar sandwich like this one at the deli where I used to work. However, it was made with the addition of homemade blue cheese mayo and smoked turkey. It was one of our most popular specials and so delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 27, 2007

The flavor was good but I found the texture to be very dry. Maybe it would be better with some sort of spread.

Nov 30, 2010

I LOVE blue cheese. Great idea. Thank you

Mar 15, 2010

This is decent in taste, but nothing special like I was expecting. If you hate blue cheese, this won't have enough "yum" to overcome that. It's almost bland, to be honest. Would be better with a spread or sauce or something to tie the flavors together. I'm a major fan of all these flavors, but having them together didn't make magic like I'd hoped.

Nov 04, 2010

These sandwiches are pretty tasty, but I replaced the pear with Fuji apple slices and melted the blue cheese to give it some crisp as well as something to take away the dryness.

Jun 11, 2011

Loved this!!!!!!!!!! I also made a batch with Cambert and it was milder but awsome. I think any cheese you like would be great.

Oct 05, 2012

Recipe Group Selection: 29, September 2012 ~ This was an interesting little sandwich. We liked the ingredients, just not crazy about them served together. I made mine with the called for blue cheese and made my husband's with feta cheese. We felt there needed to be something spread on the bread before adding the toppings, maybe a THIN layer of mayonnaise or possibly broiling the bread with olive oil before adding everything else. We ate them and took some to the neighbors to try. I'm glad we tried this as we do enjoy new recipe.

Sep 30, 2012

Recipe Group selection of 9/29/12. I didn't follow the recipe exactly because I didn't have apple juice, so I improvised and I think it worked quite well. I cooked my bacon and sliced my pear as it cooked. I removed the bacon and sauteed the pear slices in the drippings. I assembled my sandwiches on homemade French Bread, but it seemed as if it might need more moisture, so I spread each toasted slice with about a tsp of bleu cheese dressing, then added the pear slices then the bacon and finally the crumbled bleu cheese. The only complaint brought to my attention was I should have made twice as much. Thanks, Harleaghsgirl, this is a keeped!


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  • Calories
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.7 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.9 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 1083 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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