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Pear, Brie, and Balsamic Bruschetta

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower


Serves 8 (serving size: 1 toast)

This bruschetta is both sweet, with pear slices and honey, and savory because of the Brie cheese and balsamic drizzle. 


  • 1 (4-ounce) whole-wheat French bread baguette
  • 3 ounces Brie cheese
  • 1 ripe Bartlett pear
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

Nutrition Information

  • calories 84
  • fat 3.2 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • sodium 140 mg

How to Make It

  1. Slice baguette into 8 thin slices; arrange on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Toast bread under broiler 3 minutes or until golden brown, turning slices halfway through. Remove from oven.

  2. Reduce oven temperature to 400°. Divide Brie cheese over toasts; arrange on a jelly-roll pan. Bake at 400° for 3 minutes. Slice pear into thin slices; fan 3 to 4 slices over each toast. Combine honey and balsamic vinegar in a bowl. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon honey-balsamic mixture over each toast slice.