Balsamic Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

Balsamic Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese CrostiniMakes 24 pieces


  • 2 USA Pears
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 24 baguette rounds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, spreadable
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted*
  • Freshly ground black pepper, (optional)


  1. Core pears and cut into 48 thin slices.
  2. In large frying pan, heat vinegar, butter and honey over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until reduced by half, about 2 tablespoons.
  3. Add pear slices and continue cooking 1 minute, turning once.
  4. Place 2 pear slices on each baguette round and top with 1 teaspoon goat cheese.
  5. Sprinkle almonds over cheese and garnish with fresh pepper, if desired.

*To toast almonds, place in heavy frying pan and toast over medium heat, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until tan with toasted aroma.

source: Family Features

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