Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Grizzly Pear

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in downtown Easton is the Third Street Cafe, and tonight I decided to attempt to recreate one of my favorite sandwiches: The Grizzly Pear.

I had to tweak it a bit, but it was still quite tasty. 

At the restaurant they put the sandwich on a Portuguese roll, but they were out of those at the grocery store, so I substituted with bolillo rolls instead.  I also opted to make my version of the sandwich open-faced.

After cutting the rolls in half, I sliced up some brie and a peeled Bartlett pear and arranged the cheese and pears on the rolls.  Then I drizzled a little honey on top and added just a tiny bit of ground pepper.  Then I put the sandwiches in the oven heated to 350 degrees for about 7 minutes.

Next time I make these, I'll leave them in the oven for a bit longer, maybe 10-12 minutes.  And there will definitely be a next time. :-)

Of course, this isn't going to stop me from going to the Third Street Cafe on a fairly regular basis.  The Grizzly Pear was easy to replicate, but I'm not even going to attempt to touch their sweet potato cake, because I know none of my efforts will even begin to measure up.  Seriously, if you ever eat at the Third Street Cafe, do yourself a favor and leave room for a slive of that cake. ;-)


  1. bravo! that looks delicious! ive recreated restaurant items at home, love it!

  2. I would have never thought to put pear on my sandwich but that looks pretty good.

  3. Maybe next time, you could cook the pear separately from the bread + cheese. I'm guessing that's the part that needed more time in the oven?

    One of my favorite sandwiches ever is extremely simple: a butterflied, boneless chicken bread with cold brie, between two pieces of tasty bread. AMAZING. But maybe anything with brie is amazing...


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