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  • 8 slices rustic bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, very thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 pear, such as Anjou or Bosc, cored and thinly sliced
  • Ground pepper
servings:4
  1. Brush one side of each bread slice with oil; spread mustard on other side. Layer half the cheese on mustard side of 4 bread slices and top with ham, arugula, pear, a sprinkle of pepper, and remaining cheese. Sandwich with remaining bread slices, mustard side down.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in batches if necessary, place sandwiches in skillet and weight with another skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook sandwiches, pressing down firmly with skillet, until bread is golden and cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side, flipping once. Serve warm.
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Pressed Ham and Pear Sandwiches

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Ingredients

  • 8 slices rustic bread (1/2 inch thick)
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces Gruyere cheese, very thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
  • 2 cups baby arugula
  • 1 pear, such as Anjou or Bosc, cored and thinly sliced
  • Ground pepper

Directions

  1. 1Brush one side of each bread slice with oil; spread mustard on other side. Layer half the cheese on mustard side of 4 bread slices and top with ham, arugula, pear, a sprinkle of pepper, and remaining cheese. Sandwich with remaining bread slices, mustard side down.
  2. 2Heat a large skillet over medium. Working in batches if necessary, place sandwiches in skillet and weight with another skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook sandwiches, pressing down firmly with skillet, until bread is golden and cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes per side, flipping once. Serve warm.

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