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Wine Poached Pear Grilled Cheese

Dessert Grilled Cheese Sandwiches filled with Fresh Quark Cheese and Wine Poached Pears. Served with warm chocolate sauce.

Preparation 15 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 0:18

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Quark Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 – 5 Tablespoons of REAL Cream
  • 1 Angel Food Cake Loaf
  • Wine Poached Pears, with syrup
  • REAL Butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/4 Cup Hot Fudge Sauce

Instructions

  1. Slice Angel Food Cake loaf into ½ inch slices, just thicker than your finger. Place the slices on a cookie sheet and place into freezer.
  2. *NOTE - Do not freeze the cake. You just want it firmed up to so that it does not rip when adding the butter.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine Quark Cheese and honey, and whip with a wire whisk attachment. Slowly add cream to thin the cheese and make it creamy. Only add enough cream so that the cheese no longer clumps inside the wire whisk.
  4. Thinly slice wine poached pear halves horizontally.
  5. Preheat griddle over medium heat. Remove cake slices from the freezer, and butter one side. On the other side, add some sweetened Quark. Place buttered side down on griddle, add 3 slices of pear and top with another slice of cake with Quark on the inside and butter on the outside. Grill for 2 minutes and flip over. Grill for one minute and remove from heat.
  6. Continue grilling all the sandwiches.
  7. For the Chocolate Sauce, heat the hot fudge sauce in the microwave for 20 seconds. Add 2 Tablespoons of the wine sauce and stir until combined. The chocolate sauce should be thin and warm. Re-heat if it’s thick, being careful not to scorch.
  8. To serve, cut Grilled Cheese Dessert Sandwiches on the diagonal and serve with the warm chocolate sauce either drizzled over or on the side.

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