What makes it great: Ricotta has more protein and less saturated fat than cream cheese.
Toast bread to desired doneness. Place almonds in a small, dry skillet over medium-low heat and cook, stirring often, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute. Transfer to a bowl. Spread ricotta on toasted bread. Top with pear and sprinkle with almonds. Drizzle with honey. Finish with a grind of pepper, if desired.