Happy New Year everyone! May 2010 bring you many good meals with family and friends!
I love the combination of goat cheese and fruit – these apps capture that perfect combination on a nice toasted baguette. What’s better is they are easy to make and on the healthy side to boot. And perfect with champagne!
- 1 french baguette
- 2 pears
- 1.5 cups goat cheese
- Fresh parsley
- Olive oil
- Maple Syrup (1/2 cup)
- Lemon juice (1/2 cup)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Slice baguette into 1/2 inch wide slices, brush both sides with olive oil. Bake, flipping halfway through, until golden and crisp – about 5 minutes.
While the bread is baking, slice the pears into thin wedges and place in a large bowl. Make a dressing of maple syrup, lemon juice, and S/P and toss pears. Arrange pears on a baking sheet and roast about 15 minutes until tender. Crumble goat cheese and mix with chopped parsley.
Arrange the crostini by spreading the goat cheese on top and placing 1-2 pear slices on top.