Pear Pistachio Pita Recipe

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This recipe makes a fun and deliciously different appetizer of snack! Pears and pistachio nuts are a surprising and satisfying combination. -- Stephanie Marchese
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons crushed garlic
  • 4 whole pita breads (6 inches each)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachios

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 162 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the oil and garlic; brush on top of each pita. Arrange oil side up on an ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with cheese, pears and pistachios.
  2. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until pears are tender. Cut into wedges. Yield: 24 appetizers.
Originally published as Pear Pistachio Pita in Test Kitchen Favorites 2004 2005, p18

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