How to Make an Asian Pear/Gouda/Turkey Sandwich

This recipe is simple and easy to make, but the flavor combination makes it taste great. These are just a few ingredients you’ll need!
1 tbsp honey mustard sauce
2 slices of bread with egg wash on each slice (you can also use brioche)
4-5 thin slices turkey breast or Canadian bacon
6 slices Gouda cheese

To make an Asian Pear/Gouda/Turkey Sandwich, you will need to use a knife and some bread. First, slice the pear in half and remove the core. Then, cut the pear into thin slices. Next, take your bread and spread it with butter on one side of the bread. Place the buttered side down on a plate or cutting board. Take a slice of gouda cheese and place it on top of the bread. Now take a slice of apple pear and place it on top of the gouda cheese. Put another piece of gouda cheese on top of that, then put another slice of apple pear on top of that. Finally, add some turkey breast meat onto the sandwich and close up the sandwich by folding over both sides so they meet in the middle.

Vintage Asian Pear Gouda Turkey Sandwich.

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Tom’s Sandwich of the Day: Asian Pear/Gouda/Turkey

Sandwiches with some form of fruit have always piqued my interest. I’ve seen apple, cranberry, and pear, which is what I’m attempting today. However, I’ve never taken the leap and really had one. This is a basic sandwich with a lot of flavor potential because to the high-quality components.


Ingredients for Asian Pear Gouda Turkey Sandwich.

  • two pieces of bread
  • Gouda is a kind of cheese from the Netherlands.
  • Pear from Asia
  • Turkey deli

Step 1: Peel and thinly slice the pear

I've never had an Asian pear before, and honestly, I didn't notice a huge difference. I thinly sliced just under half the pear for this sandwich.

I’d never had an Asian pear before, and I couldn’t tell the difference. For this sandwich, I thinly sliced slightly under half of a pear.

Step 2: Put the Sandwich Together

I gave it a heart serving of turkey.

I started with a generous helping of turkey.

Next up was the gouda. I had a small wheel, so slicing was a difficult task. I made due with some smaller slices and it was just fine.

The Gouda came next. Because I only had a little wheel of cheese, slicing was a challenge. I was able to get by with a few smaller pieces, which worked out well.

Then the pear. I gave it a nice covering.

Then there’s the pear. I wrapped it in a lovely blanket.

Step 3: Slap the Foreman with a Sandwich

Throw it on a George Foreman grill for 1-2 minutes. I could have done it in a skillet, but I wanted to stay true to the directions from Tom.

Cook it for 1-2 minutes on a George Foreman grill. I could have made it in a skillet, but I wanted to stick to Tom’s instructions.

Finished Product

The short-ish amount of time on the Foreman more warmed it than grilled it. Some of the pear juices got through the bread, but it wasn't noticeable while eating.

The sandwich was warmed rather than cooked during its brief stay on the Foreman. As a result, the sandwich resembled a panini. Some of the pear juices seeped through the bread, but it didn’t affect the taste.

Notes from the Tasters

Vintage tasting Asian Pear Gouda Turkey Sandwich.

The fruit did not disappoint me! The sweetness worked well with the turkey and Gouda. It was also good that the sweetness element wasn’t entirely derived from Nutella, as Brett had discovered. It wasn’t at all overpowering. It was also pleasant to have the second half of the pear with the sandwich. I’ll surely try out more fruit creations in the future. I’m particularly interested to see how a tasty green apple might affect the game. I wouldn’t go out of my way to create this sandwich, but if I happened to have the ingredients on hand, I’d absolutely make one.




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