Gorgonzola Pear and Walnut Crostini

    35 min

    An elegant and extremely delicious appetiser. Slices of French bread are topped with pear, Gorgonzola and chopped walnuts, before being baked to perfection. The perfect finger food for dinner parties.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 French baguette, sliced into 5mm rounds
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 pears, peeled, cored and sliced
    • 225g crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
    • 120g chopped walnuts

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Arrange the baguette slices in a single layer on a baking tray. Brush the top of each one with olive oil. Place a slice of pear onto each piece of bread, then crumble some of the cheese over the top. Sprinkle with walnuts.
    3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven or until the pears are browned and the cheese has started to melt.

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    This bread was good. I made the following changes: I used unmelted butter and then mixed the cheese along with 1TBSP of whiskey and the walnuts into a spread. I skipped toasting the bread, topped it with the pears then spread on cheese mixture. I baked these at 425 for 10 minutes. They came out perfect! I made them for a party and they were gone in less than 20 minutes.  -  25 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    What a delish crostini! The flavors go together so well. Next time I'll make the pear slices a little thicker- I absolutely love how the pear just melts in your mouth.  -  13 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Sharp cheese and sweet pears combine to create an amazing appetizer or side. And so simple!  -  13 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)