Toasted ciabatta, with crumbled blue cheese, sliced pears, and toasted walnuts. Finished with a drizzle of honey = bliss.
In my little humble foodie opinion, pears and blue cheese are a classic flavor combo. The sweet crunch of a perfectly ripe pear combined with salty, creamy, savory blue cheese = bliss. One of my favorite things for a simple appetizer is to place a wedge of blue cheese, alongside some sliced pears and crackers.
Toasted ciabatta, topped with crumbled blue cheese, sliced pears, more crumbled blue cheese and toasted walnuts. And finished with a drizzle of honey. Oh my goodness.
It’s easy to make. Preheat your oven by turning on the broiler. Slice the bread and pop it into a toaster for a light browning. Place the pieces of toast on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, smear the toast generously with blue cheese. Top with a thin (lengthwise) slice of pear, crumble on some more blue cheese and place it under the broiler until the cheese is bubbly. Remove the baking sheet and sprinkle on some chopped walnuts. Return to the broiler just long enough to heat the walnuts. Watch closely so the walnuts don’t burn. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with honey.
Absolutely perfect little appetizer to serve at a wine tasting party. Pears take on a new character when combined with cheese and wine. A crisp glass of champagne is fabulous with this.
If you’re all about the pear and blue cheese flavor bomb, take a look at my salad recipe, Pear, Blue Cheese, Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette. An impressive salad for your next dinner party.
Little slices of bread are great for appetizers, how about this one with goat cheese and mushrooms:
Pear and Blue Cheese Crostini…It’s what’s for an Appetizer.