Monday, October 25, 2010

Pear Crustini

If you haven't guessed by now, I love simple meals. Actually, I think they're the best because you can really taste the ingredients in the food without it being a jumbled up mess of flavor. So the other night I when I needed a quick and scrumptious dinner, I decided to make a couple different kinds of appetizers that all went together.

Pear Crustini
Yields 25-30 crustini

1 french baguette
4 pears 
30 thin slices of muenster cheese
4 tbsp. butter, melted

Slice baguette thinly, place on a baking sheet. Brush both sides of the baguette slices with melted butter. Toast in your oven, set to a low broil. As soon as the tops are beggining to turn golden brown, remove the pan from oven. Flip the slices over. Top each with a slice of cheese and a slice of pear. Return to oven and cook until cheese is melted. Remove from oven and drizzle with honey.

Like I said, I made this part of dinner involving several similar appetizers: bruchetta and hummus topped crustini. And I served some roasted veggies...of course.

Now, I'll be perfectly honest, usually when I make a dinner that has zero meat or fish in it my husband get cranky and looks at me like he's wondering if I don't love him anymore. HOWEVER! Such was not the case with thise meal. I was shocked and astounded so see how much he enjoyed this simple little meal, especially the pear crustini. I felt like I had accomplished something huge and monumental.

Verdict: Khale wants me to make this again, pronto. Score!


  1. Yum! I'm all about easy, cheesy!

  2. Would you recommend any substitutes on the cheese, which can be a strong flavor, I believe?

  3. Well, I took a stab at this, but my fiancée forgot the pears, so we made an apple version instead. Delicious!


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