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.

Pear Walnut Fruit Sandwich

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.

Pear Walnut 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.

Pear Walnut Fruit Sandwich

This pear fruit sandwich recipe is…

Vegetarian.

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Pear Walnut Fruit Sandwich

Easy Pear Sandwich


  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwiches 1x

Description

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.


Ingredients

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  1. 8 slices bread (or Homemade Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Artisan Bread or Dutch Oven Bread)
  2. ½ cup (or more) cream cheese or homemade labneh
  3. 2 ripe pears
  4. ¼ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  5. 1 cup alfalfa sprouts or other microgreens

Instructions

  1. Place the nuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat. Cook the nuts, stirring frequently, until they are golden and fragrant, around 5 minutes.
  2. Core and thinly slice the pears.
  3. Toast the bread slices.
  4. Spread about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese on each bread slice. Sprinkle the nuts evenly over half of the bread slices. (To amp the salty or sweet flavors, add a pinch of salt to the sour cream, or a drizzle of honey.)
  5. Finish each sandwich with pear slices, alfalfa sprouts, and the remaining bread slice. Slice in half and serve.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fruit sandwich, Sandwich Ideas, Veggie Sandwich, Sandwich Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Lunch Ideas, Vegetarian Lunch Ideas, Healthy Lunch Recipes

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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12 Comments

  1. I agree. Nut toasting without the burning is tough. I bake them if I’m doing any sizable batch.
    This sandwich looks great! Very brunch food. Or dinner. Or after dinner. Yep, that’s a versatile sandwich. I’m saving this recipe!

    1. You absolutely could, great idea! I usually add a little salt to my ricotta before using it as a spread.

  2. Loved this sandwich! Didn’t have the spouts at the store other than that I followed the recipe. Creamy, warm, little sweet and nutty. Yum. So glad I made it.