Honey, Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini

Honey, Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini

Remember when I said in my Whole Grain Pasta Salad post that spring was in the air?  Well, I must have been seriously day dreaming.  Even as I write this, large fluffy flakes of snow are falling out my front window.  The walkway already looks like it had never been cleared, and the snow is expected to continue throughout the night.  Good thing I didn’t find a grill I liked enough to buy this weekend.

I’m always exploring new ways to use my excess French bread.  This recipe was no exception.  The combination of the pear and gorgonzola cheese works perfectly with the lightly toasted multi-grain slices of bread.  The honey gives a hint of sweetness, while the red pepper flakes offers a kick of heat with each bite.

Honey, Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini
 
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Recipe Type: Appetizers
Serves: 16 pieces
Ingredients
  • 14-16 slices multi-grain French bread
  • 1 large pear, thinly sliced
  • 3 oz. gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbl. honey
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush each side of the bread with olive oil and evenly space on a sheet pan. Toast in the oven for 1 - 2 minutes.
  2. Layer each slice with gorgonzola cheese and 1 - 2 pear slices. Toast for an additional 2 - 3 minutes, or until the cheese has softened. Drizzle each with honey and sprinkle with red pepper flakes before serving.

 

Comments

  1. Gogonzola and pear is a great combo. Nice looking crostini!

  2. CC,
    Love this combo on crostini. Very nice with the use of pears.

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this combo. I love fruit mixed with cheeses – this morning I had sliced apples with herbed goat cheese on a WG english muffin – yum!

    Thanks for sharing this – I’ll definitely make this in the future!

  4. What a great looking appetizer – This would not last long at a gathering of my peoples at all!!

  5. I don’t know if I’ve ever wanted to reach through the screen more! Wow!

  6. Utilitarian cooking always works!

  7. I just love pear and gorgonzola together. It’s such a yummy and natural combination. What a lovely dish!

  8. Stunning presentation!!

  9. This is so delicious!!!! Simple & good ingredients!!! MMMMMM….. Thanks, Cory!

  10. What a wonderful combination of flavors!! Is this something you came up with or from a recipe you found?

    I can’t wait to try the honey against the kick of the red pepper flakes!

    • Culinary Cory says:

      This recipe was inspired by a couple of different ideas I had in my head. Frankly, it came from opening my fridge, and seeing gorgonzola cheese and pears on the same shelf. :)

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