Bacon, Pear & Raspberry Grilled Cheese

Bacon, Pear & Raspberry Grilled Cheese



  • 4 slices sturdy, whole grain or multi-grain bread
  • 4 tablespoons Raspberry Cream Cheese
  • 4 slices Muenster cheese
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced ripe pear (substitute with Granny Smith Apple if pears are not available)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • Yield: 2 sandwiches
  • Garnish: Cinnamon Powder


  2. Preheat griddle or panini press to medium-high heat.
  3. Prepare the Raspberry Cream Cheese (see recipe).
  4. Assemble sanwhiches in order listed below.
  5. Spread butter on top and bottom of sandwich and grill for 4 to 8 minutes (turning once), or until cheese is melted and top is golden brown.
  6. Assemble sandwiches in this order:
  7. bread
  8. Monin Raspberry Cream Cheese (on both slices)
  9. Muenster cheese (1 slice on each slice of bread)
  10. 4 slices cooked bacon
  11. sliced pear or apple
  13. In a medium bowl, combine the Monin Raspberry Purée with the softened* cream cheese.
  14. Whisk until thoroughly combined and smooth.
  15. Refrigerate until needed.
  16. *Soften by placing cream cheese in a microwaveable dish and microwave on HIGH for 10 seconds, or until softened.

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Bacon, Pear & Raspberry Grilled Cheese