Crostini with Gorgonzola, Honey and Pear

 

Crostini with Gorgonzola, Pear and Honey

I love this simple recipe. It's super easy to make and a real crowd pleaser! It's a really interesting mixture of sweetness from the honey, salty-tang from the gorgonzola, and crunchiness from the toasted baguette. I use Zambezi Raw Honey that I got from Whole Foods. My sister-in-law suggested to use it with this recipe and wow it really makes a difference.  I was inspired to make these myself after my sister-in-law made these at a Christmas get together. I couldn't stop eating them! Thank you Melissa!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 24 1/3-inch-thick diagonal slices   baguette
  • 6 ounces creamy gorgonzola cheese , coarsely crumbled
  • 1 ripe anjou pear, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons honey  (I use Zambezi Raw Honey)
  • chives for garnish

Preheat the oven to 375°. Arrange the baguette slices on a baking sheet in a single layer. Lightly brush the baguette slices with oil. Toast in the oven until the baguette slices are golden, about 8 minutes. (You can toast the baguette slices 1 day ahead. Cool, then store them at room temperature in an airtight container.)

Spoon a little bit of the crumbled cheese onto the baguette slices and press slightly to adhere. Return the baking sheet to the over and bake until the cheese melts, about 8 minutes. *NOTE: you do not have to melt the cheese. I actually just like the cheese on top unmelted. So I drizzle the honey on the bread, then place the pear slices and then some of the crumbled cheese and chives.  

Arrange the crostini on a platter. Top each with 1-2 pear slices  Drizzle with honey and serve warm.  Use can use chives to garnish.