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Caramelized Onion Apple Pear Grilled Cheese Bagel Sandwich

on ACE® Everything Baguette Bagels

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes
Serves 2


  • ACE® Everything Baguette Bagels
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 heaping handfuls arugula
  • 2 eggs, sunny side up
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese, or cheese of choice
  • 1/2 ripe apple, sliced
  • 1/2 ripe bosc pear, cored and sliced
  • 4 tbsp. fig preserves
  • 2 tbsp. sea salt


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high.
  2. Add the sliced onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to sweat and turn translucent, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle liberally with sea salt, reduce heat to medium-low, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions are golden-brown and caramelized, about 45 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to the high broil setting.
  4. Slice the bagels in half and place them on a baking sheet. Toast on the top shelf of the oven under the broiler until golden-brown, about 1 minute. Remove bagels from the oven and add a slice of cheddar on all four slices of bagel. Place back in the oven until melted, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Spread 1 tbsp. of fig preserves over each cheesy bagel slice.
  6. Top the bagel bottoms with arugula, sliced pear, apple, caramelized onions, and a sunny side up egg. Place the bagel tops on top, slice in half and serve.