Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brandied Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Crostini

Ever the creative hostess, Georgia Desmarais served these appetizers at a recent dinner. They were delicious served warm and toasty!

Brandied Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Crostini
4 oz. blue cheese, crumbled
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp brandy
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
16 baquette slices
1 ripe pear, thinly sliced

Bring cheese and butter to room temperature (30 minutes). Mash with a fork until smooth.
Stir brand and walnuts into cheese mixture.
Place baguette slices on cookie sheet. Toast one side under the broiler. Turn and place slice of pear on untoasted side. Top pear with teaspoon of cheese mixture.
Broil 4-5 " from heat for about 2 minutes, or until cheese melts and is bubbly.
Serves 8.

Thanks to Best of Bridge, Calgary, Alberta for the recipe. If you like the fruit, Tastes & Treasures has several recipes using Pears.

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