Dairy Farmers of Canada

Pear Cinnamon Cheese Dreams

A time-honoured classic snack with a fresh twist with the addition of pears and cinnamon.

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cooking: 5 min
Yields 4 servings
pear cinnamon cheese dreams


  • 4 slices whole-grain sandwich bread
  • 1 firm ripe pear
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian Mozzarella or Canadian Havarti cheese shredded
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground cinnamon
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Preheat toaster oven or broiler. Lightly toast bread slices in toaster oven or under broiler, turning once if necessary.

Meanwhile, cut pear lengthwise into quarters and cut out stem and core. Cut each quarter lengthwise into thin slices. Place on toast.

In a small bowl, toss together cheese and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over pear slices. Broil in toaster oven or under broiler just until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Cut each bread slice diagonally into quarters and serve immediately.


Try this with apple slices in place of the pear.

In place of the sandwich bread, use 16 slices whole wheat baguette and use 1 slice pear per slice of bread.

Try Canadian Brick, Canadian Swiss or Canadian Cheddar in place of the Canadian Mozzarella.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 137 Calories
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Fat: 4 g
Fibre: 3.4 g
Sodium: 221 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 10 % / 106 mg
Magnesium: 12 %
Phosphorus: 10 %
Vitamin B12: 16 %
Zinc: 11 %