Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts

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Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts. Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts8 Fridays deserve a recipe that will knock your socks off and I’m hoping this one delivers.
Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts1 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. Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts (12) 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.” Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts (13) 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.
Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts2 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.
Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts3  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).
Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts4 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.
Carmelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts5 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.

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Caramelized Onion-Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnut Ham Sandwich Melts

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Serve hot.
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