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Sweet pears and sharp blue cheese create an exciting yet homey appetizer. Serve them with sparkling wine, or a slightly sweet white wine. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes. Notes: Baguette slices can be toasted up to 1 day ahead and kept in an airtight container until ready to use.

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Credit: Leigh Beisch

Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 16 crostini
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375°. Melt 3 tbsp. butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add pears and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pears are soft, about 10 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, cut baguette into 16 slices (1/4 in. thick; see Notes). Spread slices with remaining 1 tbsp. butter and arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake slices until well toasted, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • When pears are soft, stir in sage and remove from heat. Top toasted baguette slices with pear mixture and blue cheese. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve warm.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per crostino.

Nutrition Facts

90 calories; calories from fat 40%; protein 1.8g; fat 4g; saturated fat 2.3g; carbohydrates 12g; fiber 1.1g; sodium 217mg; cholesterol 9.3mg.
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