Continuing with the honey theme for the week, I made Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini in the midst of our kitchen floor remodel. That’s right! We are finally replacing the carpet in our kitchen with wood laminate flooring. After numerous spills and trudging down to the basement to get the carpet cleaner, I can’t wait to be able to simply mop up a mess instead of scrubbing fabric in vain. What better way to start the celebration with an insanely easy, yet delicious appetizer.
This recipe is great for using up day-old bread and it’s perfect for a quick dish that will leave your guests happy. I sauteed the pears over the stove, but they would also be great grilled in the summertime. The honey does a wonderful job of caramelizing the pears and the delicate flavors of the two go great with the creamy brie and crunchy bread.
If you are looking for something special that you can whip up at the drop of a hat, this honey appetizer is for you!
I have one more honey recipe, a dessert, coming up on Sunday. Happy Weekend!
Pear, Brie, and Honey Crostini
- 1 loaf of bread (a baguette is best, but others work well too)
- Brie cheese, thinly sliced and rind removed
- 2 pears, thinly sliced
- 2 Tbsp honey
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the bread into thin slices and place them on a large baking sheet. Place one slice of cheese on each slice. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until the brie is melted.
While the baguette slices are baking, brush the pear slices with honey and saute in a sauce pan over medium heat, until golden brown.
Remove the bread from the oven. Place the pearson top of the slices and drizzle honey over top. Serve immediately.
Source: Slightly adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod