Toasted Cheese with Pear, Caramelised Onion & Avocado


Take the most well-known quick meal to the next level with the addition of avocado.


  • 2 slices crusty sourdough or French baguette
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) softened butter
  • 1 small ripe pear, cored and sliced
  • 250-500 ml (1-2 cups) good quality hard cheese such as Cheddar or Gruyere, grated
  • 150 g caramelised onion or store-bought onion marmalade
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Spread one side of each slice of bread with softened butter. Lay a few pear slices on top of the bread and cover with grated cheese.
  2. Place sandwiches on a sheet pan and bake until cheese has melted and golden around edges, about 6 – 8 minutes.
  3. To serve, top with the avocado slices, remaining pear slices and a dollop of caramelised