Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear Crostini

Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear CrostiniRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prepare elegant appetizers perfect for a sophisticated dinner party or soiree. This Gorgonzola-Grilled Pear Crostini has grilled pear wedges sprinkled with pecans and rosemary. Drizzle on honey for a sweet finish to a beautiful appetizer.

Yield:

Makes 36 crostini
Total time: 22 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 22 Minutes
Total: 22 Minutes

Ingredients

3 firm ripe Bartlett pears, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons dry sherry
36 French bread baguette slices, toasted
1/2 cup finely chopped, lightly salted roasted pecans
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 cup honey

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Grill pear wedges, covered with grill lid, 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden.

2. Stir together cream cheese and next 3 ingredients; spread about 1/2 Tbsp. on each baguette slice. Top with grilled pears; sprinkle with pecans and rosemary, and drizzle with honey.

Pair with: Château de Malle, Sauternes 2004 or Chenin Blanc.