Chef Wayne Elias of Crumble Catering
CHEF ELIAS’S RECIPE: Sweet & Savory Grilled Cheese, made for Elton John’s Oscar Party
WHY? “I have been making this recipe for grilled raisin bread sandwiches filled with mascarpone, gorgonzola, and Asian pears for 14 years. It’s simple, but creative, [and] has these great flavors. Consider it a grown-up grilled cheese.”
6 slices of thin sliced raisin bread
3 oz mascarpone cheese
3 oz gorgonzola cheese
1 Bosc pear, peeled, cored, and sliced thin
2 oz butter, for grilling in pan
Place six slices of raisin bread on work table. Spread the mascarpone cheese evenly on all slices.
Sprinkle the gorgonzola evenly on three of the raisin bread slices. On top of the cheese, place 4 to 5 slices of pear. Place the other bread slice on top and close the sandwich.
In a sauté pan, melt the 2 oz of butter and over low to medium heat, grill the sandwiches on both sides until golden brown.
To serve, trim the edges off the sandwiches and cut into a cross-cross to form four little triangle pieces. Plate, serve, and garnish with fresh herbs.