Pear and Bleu Cheese Crostini

The 30/W household just got back from ringing in the new year in snowy Buffalo, NY. We had the chance to do a bunch of cooking while staying in the beautiful studio/living space of friends’ family. There will be a few related posts to follow, but here’s one appetizer recipe that turned out particularly well.

Pear and Bleu Cheese Crostini

2 pears, finely chopped
1 hunk o’ bleu cheese (we used gorgonzola)
1 baguette
2 Tbsp butter, cubed
honey

1. Preheat the oven to 400
2. Put the pears and butter into a small oven-safe dish (distribute butter evently) and let cook for about 20 minutes.
3. While the pears are cooking, slice the bread diagonal-wise, stick them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven long enough to get relatively crispy, but not fully toasted.
4. Take the bread out of the oven and put a bit of cheese (maybe about 1/2 tsp) on each piece, then return to oven in order to let cheese partially melt.
5. Remove everything from the oven. Spoon some hot pears onto each slice of cheesy bread, then drizzle a bit of honey onto each as well.