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Peanut Butter, Honey & Pear Open-Faced Sandwiches

I work a 12-hour night shift at a hospital, and when I come home in the morning, I don't feel like cooking a big breakfast. I love these sandwiches because they're versatile; sometimes I use apples instead of pears, and different cheeses, such as Brie or grated Parmesan. —L.J.Washington, Carpinteria, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 4 slices honey whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 1 medium pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Spread peanut butter over toast slices. Top with pear, salt, honey and cheese. Place on a microwave-safe plate; microwave on high until cheese is melted, 20-25 seconds.
Nutrition Facts
1 open-faced sandwich: 268 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • JMartinelli13
    Mar 5, 2019

    I used a 12 grain bread, which is what I keep on hand. I used smooth peanut butter just due to personal preference. I was on the fence about the cheese, but I really enjoyed it. Instead of using the microwave, I popped it under the broiler. Just watch the edges of your toast doing it that way! This would definitely be awesome with apples too.

  • Trixiesmom2u
    Jan 18, 2019

    I didn’t substitute anything. I used 5 grain Italian bread from Publix Bakery. I wasn’t really expecting much. Boy, was I surprised! The slice of pear was like a flavor bomb. The drizzle of honey was delicious. It took peanut butter to a whole new level. Between a lap band and no bottom dentures, eating can sometimes be a challenge for me. I found that I could grill this in butter like a grilled cheese and the slice mouthful bites that I was able to chew somewhat and swallow. I loved it. I haven’t had pears in years. It was a joyful experience.

  • Orbs
    Nov 11, 2018

    I substituted almond/cashew butter for the peanut butter; and substituted an apple for the pear. I served it as an afternoon snack. Thank you, L.J. for sharing this recipe.