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Makes 5 to 8 appetizer servings
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Ingredients

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  • In a food processor, whirl parsley, parmesan cheese, olive oil, tarragon, garlic until finely chopped.

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  • Rinse, peel, core, and slice pears; in a bowl, mix with lemon juice.

  • Slice baguette in half crosswise, then lengthwise. Arrange pieces cut side up on a 10- by 15-inch baking sheet and broil 4 to 6 inches from heat until lightly browned, 1 1/2 to 2 miuntes.

  • Spread tarragon pesto on toasted bread. Overlap pear slices on top. Sprinkle gruyère cheese evenly over pears, then generously grind pepper over cheese.

  • Return to broiler until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Slice diagonally into 1 1/2- to 2-inch-wide pieces.

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