|Pear, gorgonzola and walnut crostini from "400 Best Sandwich Recipes" by Alison Lewis.|
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Lewis’ book catalogs 400 recipes from casual wraps to elegant appetizers, all with an eye for nutrition and tastiness. Give the book and this smart little app a try.
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Pear, Pecan and Gorgonzola Crostini
Serves 8 to 10
8 to 10 baguette slices about ½ inch thick
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
¼ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 ½ cups thinly sliced pear (about 2 medium)
4 tablespoons honey
½ cup chopped pecans, toasted (I used walnuts and it was delicious!)
1. Preheat oven to 350. Arrange baguette slices on a large baking sheet. Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes or until lightly toasted.
2. Preheat broiler with rack 4 inches from heat. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and Gorgonzola. Spread bread slices evenly with 1 tablespoon of the Gorgonzola mixture. Top with epar slices. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with pecans.
Broil crostini for 1 to 2 minutes or until pears are tender and cheese is slightly melted. Serve immediately
“400 Best Sandwich Recipes” by Alison Lewis (Robert Rose, 2011), 360 pages with index and 24 color photographs. Paperback, $24.95 list price. A review copy was provided by the publisher. All opinions are my own.