Pear, Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Crostini

Pear, Goat Cheese and Hazelnut Crostini

Broiling this elegant appetizer slightly softens the pears and crisps the baguette slices, resulting in a wonderful duality of textures.

24

Servings

15 mins

Total time

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Main Ingredients

  • 1 French baguette (about 3/4 lb),
  • 8 ounces semi-soft goat cheese,
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream or milk,
  • 1½ ripe pears,
  • 2 tablespoons honey,
  • ⅓ cup toasted chopped hazelnuts,
  • Freshly cracked black pepper,

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Slice baguette on the bias into 24 slices. Using a hand mixer or spatula, combine goat cheese with heavy cream (or milk) until smooth. Spread 2 teaspoons of the goat cheese mixture on each crostino. Cut pears into 24 1/4-inch-thick slices; place 1 slice on top of each crostino. Drizzle honey over all the crostini. 

Step 2

Broil on High for 2 minutes on the top rack. Top with hazelnuts and season with black pepper.

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.