William-Sonoma's Grilled Fontina Sandwiches With Prosciutto and

Recipe by KellyMac6
READY IN: 22mins




  • First, clarify the butter: Melt the butter in a small, heavy saucepan over very low heat, watching carefully so it does not burn. Remove from the heat and let stand briefly.
  • Using a spoon, skim off and discard the foam from the surface.
  • Carefully pour off the clear yellow liquid into a bowl.
  • Discard the milky solids left behind in the pan.
  • Lay 6 slices of the bread on a work surface and top evenly with the cheese, 1 slice of prosciutto and the pear slices. Top with the remaining bread.
  • Brush a wide sauté pan or stovetop grill pan generously with the clarified butter and warm over medium heat.
  • When it is hot, place as many sandwiches as will fit in the pan without crowding and weight them down with a pan lid.
  • Cook until the bottoms are golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  • Adding more butter as needed, carefully flip the sandwiches, replace the lid, and cook on the other side until golden brown, about 4 minutes more. The cheese will have melted.
  • Remove the sandwiches from the pan and keep warm.
  • Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.
  • Cut each sandwich in half and serve warm.