Friday, January 17, 2014

LET'S EAT: GORGONZOLA PEAR CROSTINI


Crostinis are probably one of my favorite appetizers to make, serve and eat. They usually consist of only a few ingredients, look impressive displayed on a platter and are the perfect size for entertaining. I'm pretty sure the only downside is being able to control how many you eat in one sitting, but hey, I won't judge! This recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and savory, making them impossible to resist and the perfect companion to your favorite wine.


INGREDIENTS:

• French baguette
• 2-4 T. olive oil
• 1/2 c. ricotta cheese
• 1/2 c. gorgonzola cheese
• 1 pear
• 2-4 T. honey
• 1/2 c. chopped toasted walnuts
• salt & pepper

Preheat the oven to 450°. Slice french baguette into 1/2" slices and arrange on a baking sheet. Lightly toast the baguette until slightly crusty.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the ricotta and gorgonzola cheese until well combined. Once the bread is toasted remove from the oven and top each slice with a spoonful of the ricotta and gorgonzola cheese mixture, a thin pear slice and a few chopped toasted walnuts. Season with salt and pepper if you wish. Finish with a drizzle of honey.

If you like this recipe, be sure to check out my Fig, Ricotta, and Rosemary Crostini.

Photography, design & styling by Jessica of SAS+ ROSE.
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