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Honey, Thyme, Pear, and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

(recipe, Alanna Kaufman & Alex Small)

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Roasting the pears with honey and thyme lends them a distinct savory-and-sweet taste, and we adore the novelty of using fruit in a sandwich. We usually make these as tea sandwiches for a quick snack, but you can do them full-size as well.


  1. 2 bunches fresh thyme sprigs
  2. 3 Bartlett pears (about 1½ pounds), cored and sliced
  3. ¼ cup honey
  4. Salt and pepper to taste
  5. 8 slices honey-oat bread (try Honey-Oat Bread)
  6. 4 oz. goat cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the thyme sprigs on a baking sheet; place the pear slices on top. Drizzle with the honey and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 15 minutes, until the pears are tender. Let cool on the baking sheet.
  2. Lightly toast the bread; spread each slice with a layer of goat cheese. Arrange the pears on half of the slices, then form 4 sandwiches and cut each into quarters.