This recipe for Blue Cheese, Pear, and Honey Crostini makes my tummy happy. The pear slice and drizzle of honey are the perfect complement for the blue cheese and toasted baguette slice.
You are going to enjoy making this Blue Cheese, Pear, and Honey Crostini and serving a platter of them to your guests. This appetizer is simple to put together, however, it will give our next party a gourmet touch.
I often like to serve a variety of crostini as an appetizer. If you’re looking for other delicious crostini ideas, check out my Mozzarella Caprese Crostini recipe or my Brie, Fig, and Prosciutto Crostini recipe.
What’s a Crostini?
A crostini is a tiny, open-faced sandwich. Like a sandwich, it’s layered with ingredients such as meats, cheese, fruits, veggies, and spreads.
To make a crostini, first, slice a baguette on the diagonal. Doing this creates larger, fancier-looking slices.
Then place the bread slices in a baking pan. I also brushed them with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled them with salt and pepper.
Next, pop the slices under the broiler for 4-5 minutes. Slightly browning the bread not only adds flavor and crunch but also makes it a sturdy support for the toppings.
While the bread cools, gather and prepare your toppings for the Blue Cheese Crostini.
To assemble the Blue Cheese, Pear, and Honey Crostini, I first put a slice of fresh pear on the crostini. Then I crumbled on some blue cheese and added chopped walnuts for crunch.
Because blue cheese pairs so well with something sweet, a drizzle of honey came next. Finally, since I had fresh sage on hand, I added some of the smaller leaves.
What a cute and tasty bite! I’m in love.
Beyond being delicious and beautiful, one of the wonderful things about crostini is that you can make it your own. If you’re not a fan of the ingredients I used, swap them out for what you prefer. For example, an apple slice with cheddar would also be a wonderful combination.
- 1 baguette
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 6 ounces blue cheese
- 2 pears sliced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 cup walnuts chopped
- 2-3 tablespoons honey
- 12 fresh sage leaves chopped
Begin by slicing the baguette on the diagonal. Then, lay the slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Brush them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place the baking sheet on the top rack of your oven and broil for 4-5 minutes until the bread is golden brown. Set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, toss the sliced pears with the lemon juice to prevent browning.
To assemble, layer the ingredients onto the toast, beginning with a pear slice. Follow that with a few crumbles of blue cheese and a sprinkle of walnuts. Finally, drizzle with honey and top with fresh sage.
Get creative with new recipes. The options are endless.
You can find more of my blue cheese-inspired recipes here:
- Walnut and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms
- California Cobb Pasta Salad
- Radicchio and Blue Cheese Bread Salad
- Buffalo and Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs
Happy snacking and entertaining!