Caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasted sandwhich

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caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasted sandwich

This caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasted sandwich recipe is the perfect balance between savoury and sweet. The Gorgonzola pairs perfectly with the sweet pears in these toasted snackwhich pockets.

When Breville asked me to create a recipe using their jaffle maker, I knew immediately I wanted to do something sweet. This fabulous non-stick machine, seals and cuts your sandwiches, making perfect triangle pie-like pockets which are perfect when you have saucy fillings. In South Africa, we call this a snackwhich that brings in so much childhood nostalgia. 

caramelized pear and gorgonzola jaffels

I mean how delicious!

caramelized pears

caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasties

I have used raisin bread, which is very much like brioche in texture and works wonderfully for this recipe, but any soft white loaf will work well. These decadent toasted sandwiches hover between sweet and savoury with the caramel pears complimenting the salty blue cheese perfectly.

caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasties

Try and use pears that are ripe and ready to eat but not overly so. If they are too ripe they will disintegrate in the hot sauce.

caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasties

caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasties

More delicious toasted sandwiches:

The best French onion grilled cheese 

Giant grilled cheese with hot honey butter

Pizza jaffles

Recipe – make 4 – 6 toasted sandwiches

Caramelized pear and gorgonzola toasties

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caramelized pear and gorgonzola jaffels


  • 500 g sliced pears bout 4 ripe pears
  • 30 g butter
  • 70 g demarara or dark brown sugar
  • 8 – 12 slices raisin bread or brioche
  • 50 g butter melted for brushing
  • 100 g – 150g approx. 25g per sandwich – Gorgonzola (or similar creamy blue cheese)


  • Melt the butter in a non-stick frying pan and toss in the pears to coat. Sprinkle the sugar over and allow this to bubble for 3 – 5 minutes (depending on how ripe the pears are), shaking the pan every now and again.
  • When the pears have started to soften and caramel has formed, take them off the heat and allow to cool in the pan.
  • To make the sandwiches heat the Breville toasted sandwich maker and lightly spray the surface with cooking spray. Assemble the sandwiches by topping a slice of bread with pears and crumbling the blue cheese. Close with another slice of bread, and then brush each side with melted butter.
  • Place these in the toaster and seal. Allow to toast until golden brown
Author: Sam Linsell

caramelized pear and gorgonzola jaffels

 * Disclaimer * This post has been sponsored by Breville South Africa. I am working on a few projects with their marketing team, including developing recipes using these amazing appliances. Breville appliances are exclusively available at @Home nationwide.

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  1. jaffles? toasties? these are both new words to me but all it took was one picture for me to know i’d like one or twelve, and soon. delicious creation!

  2. There are so many sweet and savory options you could do with this thing!!! Your pear-cheese combo looks delicious… I’m also thinking of oozy chocolate yummy breakfast things that could happen. Beautiful post! xx

  3. I could make a meal out of these toasties, pear and gorgonzola are the best combination!

  4. Thanks Rebecca, yes chocolate oozing with things. The mind wanders. Nutella, choc and orange, banana and choc, caramelised apples and chocolate xx

  5. HI Grace, jaffels are a very UK and then Australian thing. Also well known in South Africa. Love them!

  6. I am drooling these look wonderful…. i will need to try this out.

  7. These look delicious, love combining both sweet and savoury together to get that perfect bite of yumminess. Your pictures are beautiful as always.

  8. I am seriously salivating here at the thought of these toasties Sam. Nothing beats a classic brioche sandwich – especially one that has as much delicious sweet and buttery/cheesy filling like this. YUM!

  9. Thanks Thalia 🙂

  10. Thanks Fida 🙂

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