Now THIS is a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. Melty, savory brie melts over sweet pears and mingles with tart cranberry sauce. It's not the prettiest sandwich in town, but it might just be the tastiest.
4ouncesBrie cheesesliced about 1/4-inch thick
1large ripe pearcored and sliced about 1/4-inch thick (I've used both bartlett and anjou, both good)
Warm a large skillet over medium-low heat.
Butter each slice of bread on one side. Lay two slices, buttered side down, in the skillet. Carefully lay the pear slices evenly on both slices of bread the bread in the skillet, cover with a single layer of brie, and carefully spoon the cranberry sauce over the top of each. Top with remaining slices of bread, butter side up.
Cook, occasionally pressing gently with the back of a spatula to help the ingredients meld together, flipping occasionally, until sandwich is golden brown and the cheese is melted and oozing a bit out of the sides.