Swiss Pear Sandwiches Recipe
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Swiss Pear Sandwiches Recipe

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"A quick recipe for a very busy retired couple" is the way Janet Akey of Presque Isle, Wisconsin describes this sandwich. It's microwavable so you don't even need to dirty a pan. Any kind of nuts will work in this pleasant-tasting sandwich.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 4 slices (3/4 ounce each) reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 1 large pear, sliced
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 399 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 441mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Spread two slices of bread with mustard. Layer each with the cheese, pear and onion slices and pecans; top with remaining cheese and bread.
  2. Place the sandwiches on a microwave-safe plate. Cover and microwave on high for 20-30 seconds or until cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Swiss Pear Sandwiches in Country Woman May/June 2006, p47

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