Spread butter onto one side of bread slices. Place buttered side down on a chopping board. Spread chutney onto 4 slices of bread. Place ham, pear and Swiss cheese onto chutney and cover with remaining slices of bread, buttered side up.
Heat a sandwich press or frying pan over a medium heat. Add sandwiches, 2 at a time and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden on both sides. Serve.