This sandwich has been the meal of the week for me. I've had it at least three different days.
Let me start out by saying that the pear on this sandwich is very important. I ran out of pear before I ran out of cinnamon raisin bread. It adds depth to the flavor profile. I never thought brie wouldn't be enough to make me happy, but last night I learned better.
Secondly, I would like to sing the praises of owning a panini press. I bought a cheap one for a post and over the last year I have found it to be my favorite appliance. I have grilled everything from fruits, and veggies, sandwiches and donuts. Yes. Donuts. That one takes some finesse. But most of all, quick and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches. Not having to flip the grilled cheese changed the game completely. You can stack higher, stuff boldly and not have to worry . I love it. I do.
Pear and brie on a cinnamon raisin bread is taking a bite straight out of the holidays. I can almost taste Christmas. Which now makes me think of an adaptation I might try: pear and brie cinnamon raisin bread stuffed french toast. Longest title ever, but that sounds delightful.
Hmmm. I need to go buy more pears.
Pear & Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
2 slices of cinnamon raisin bread
Turn on your panini press.
Layer brie and pear between the slices of cinnamon raisin bread.
Set sandwich on hot panini press. Check regularly the toasting on the bread. When it has reached the color you desire, remove the sandwich. If the brie is not completely melted, do not worry. It will continue to melt after removed.
Slice in half. Plate. Enjoy!