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Pear-Walnut Sandwiches
Oxmoor House

Pear-Walnut Sandwiches

Sweet, nutty, and creamy are the dominant flavors here, with toasted cinnamon-raisin bread, fresh alfalfa, and crisp pears offering lots of crunch. A nice lunch on its own, this sandwich also matches well with slightly sweet soups, like the Honey-Gingered Carrot Soup shown.

Pantry Checklist:

  • Tub-style light cream cheese
  • Cinnamon-raisin bread
  • Walnuts
  • Bartlett pears
  • Alfalfa sprouts
Prep: 15 minutes

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