Fruited Gorgonzola and Cheddar Melts

Apple and pear team up with melty cheeses on these easy and enticing open-face sandwiches.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 11 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
slices bread, each 1-inch thick
1
large apple, cored and cut into 8 rings
1
large ripe pear, sliced
4
ounces Cheddar cheese, sliced
4
ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 Set oven control to broil. Place bread on ungreased cookie sheet. Broil with tops about 4 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown; turn.
  • 2 Divide apple rings and pear slices among bread slices. Top with cheeses. Broil 2 to 4 minutes or just until cheese begins to melt.

Expert Tips

Named after the town where it originated, Gorgonzola is one of Italy's most wonderful cheeses. Ok, it can get a little strong sometimes, but it is a favorite among blue cheese lovers.

Iced tea, cran-raspberry juice and hot apple cider are great "go-withs" for this year-round yummy.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
415
(
Calories from Fat
180 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20 g
20 %
(Saturated Fat
12 g,
12 %
),
Cholesterol
50 mg
50 %;
Sodium
870 mg
870 %;
Total Carbohydrate
45 g
45 %
(Dietary Fiber
4 g
4 %
),
Protein
18 g
18 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
12%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
36%;
Iron
12%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.