Pear and fig grilled cheese

August 19, 2013 at 10:28 pm 2 comments

pear and fig jam grilled cheese

I once lived in a house in Victoria with fig, pear, and plum trees. I was a university student then, studying art and English literature. Thinking back, I’m wistful for all the picking, poaching and preserving I could have done, should have done. I didn’t worry about things like that, though. I just sat in the sun, ate fruit from the trees, and leafed through thick books.

That was the year The Riverside Chaucer came into my life, thickest of all the thick books. I’m not sure what that has to do with figs, except that here it is, fig season, and I’ve been seriously regretting my decision to donate that book to the library book sale lately. Somehow the two must be related.

I’m sure I’ll understand why some day. In the meantime I’ve got sandwiches and nostalgia for the fruit trees of old to pass the time.

Pear and fig grilled cheese
Makes 1 sandwich

This sandwich is the result of some delicious leftovers from our local cheese shop. It is delicious made with sliced fresh figs (if you are lucky enough to have them) or fig jam.

Butter two slices of multigrain sourdough bread and spread thinly sliced figs (or jam) jam on the other side of the bread. Layer on thin slices of aged cheddar cheese, pear and red onion, and grill the sandwich in a frying pan until golden brown.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sarah  |  August 22, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Perhaps in this moment of nostalgia, you are simply remembering both the figs and book that came to pass without any specific connection except that the two crossed paths at one time. Either way, thanks for reminding me to put fruit slices in my grilled cheese! 🙂

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