Fridays deserve a recipe that will knock your socks off and I’m hoping this one delivers.
It is the perfect thing for this weekend when you don’t really feel like doing a lot of cooking after your long week but yo want something really, really yummy. Is it just me or has this week been extra long? It’s probably just me, but this is already a weird time of year for me every year. It’s the limbo between Halloween and Thanksgiving when you are trying to pace yourself not to start decorating for Christmas. I have to keep mentally saying “You can’t sing Christmas songs yet. You can’t sing Christmas songs yet.” I’ve been dying to make something with these flavors for the blog but it just hasn’t worked out because this is a very popular flavor combo in my house right now. Every time I make something with these flavors it gets eaten too fast.
Remember how I told you that my sister hasn’t had any crazy pregnancy cravings yet? Well, this has been one of the only things that she has craved so far. Carmelized pear/apple and Gorgonzola anything has been kind of her thing.
I’ve made it in many forms. It’s great on pizza, salads, and I even made a galette (which I did get pictures of but they were completely un-sharable).
Every time I have wanted to share the recipes but, like I said, it gets eaten too fast and you know I can’t take pictures under pressure so I haven’t even tried.
This is more inspiration than it is a recipe. Since sandwiches are kind of a one-man thing I decided to just do a single serving recipe so that you can multiply it by how many you need to make.
- 1 tablespoon butter, divided
- 1/2 medium pear, peeled and sliced
- 3-4 thin slices of a large onion
- 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1-2 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
- 2 tablespoons walnut halves, roughly chopped
- salt & pepper
- 1 slice Gouda cheese (or your favorite)
- 4 slices ham
- 1 Ciabatta roll
- Saute onion and pear in small saucepan with 1/2 tablespoon butter for about 3 minutes. Add balsamic and continue cooking until most of the liquid is evaporated. Add blue cheese and stir until slightly melted. Pour into bowl and set aside while you toast walnuts.
- Reduce heat to low and add walnuts and other 1/2 tablespoon butter to pan. Stir constantly for 2 to 3 minutes until toasted. Salt and pepper to taste and remove from heat.
- Slice bun in half and lay both halves face down in pan over low heat until toasted. Flip bottom bun and top with cheese slice, then pear/onion mix, then walnuts, then ham, and finally top with other bun.
- Serve hot.