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Balsamic-Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

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Makes 24 pieces.

This delicious appetizer can be prepared in a snap. The balsamic glaze is a perfect complement to the sweet pear and salty goat cheese.

2 Bosc pears

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon honey

24 baguette rounds, toasted

½ cup spreadable goat cheese

½ cup slivered almonds, toasted

Ground black pepper, if desired


Slice pears stem side up into 12 quarter-inch width vertical planks. Cut large slices in half
lengthwise for a total of 48 slices.

Heat vinegar, butter and honey in large frying pan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly until reduced by half, about 2 tablespoons. Add pear slices and continue cooking for 1 minute, turning once.

Place 2 pear slices on each baguette round and top with 1 teaspoon goat cheese. Sprinkle
almonds over cheese and garnish with fresh pepper if desired.

 


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