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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