This grilled Brie and pear sandwich is dedicated to National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, which happens every April 12, thanks mostly to bored food bloggers and cheese-industry marketing cartels. I’m looking at you, Wisconsin.
Generously butter one side of each slice of bread.
Heat a skillet over medium heat.
Place bread slices butter-side down into hot skillet. Arrange Brie cheese slices on top of each piece of bread. Sprinkle thyme and cracked black pepper over the top.
Spread pear slices in a single layer over the Brie cheese on one slice of bread and top with a pinch of salt.
Flip the slice of bread without pears onto the slice of bread with the pear slices. Continue cooking sandwich until cheese and pear are heated through and cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cut into halves.
Per Serving: 670 calories; protein 22g; carbohydrates 56.5g; fat 41.3g; cholesterol 121.1mg; sodium 998.4mg.