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Blue Cheese Crostini

 Blue Cheese Crostini
“My sister-in-law gave me this great recipe, which includes two of my favorite ingredients—blue cheese and pears. Yum!” writes Kate Hilts of Grand Rapids, Michigan. TIP: “Instead of a loaf of French bread, I usually buy a baguette and cut it at an angle to give the slices a nice look,” Kate adds.
15 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 15 slices French bread (1/2 inch thick), lightly toasted
  • 1 medium ripe pear

Directions

  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in
  • the blue cheese and walnuts. Spread evenly over toasted bread.
  • Place on a baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes
  • or until cheese is bubbly. Core pear and cut into 30 thin slices.
  • Place two pear slices on each crostini. Serve warm. Yield: 15
  • appetizers.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 129 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 21 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.