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Roast Beef and Pear Crostini Recipe
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Roast Beef and Pear Crostini Recipe

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My friends request these each time we get together. They have an unexpected flavor combination that everyone falls in love with.—Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 1 French bread baguette (1 pound)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup blue cheese salad dressing
  • 1 medium pear, diced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 cups cubed cooked roast beef
  • 1 cup diced seeded tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 106 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 168 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Cut baguette into 40 slices. Combine oil and garlic; brush over one side of each slice of bread. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 6-9 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  2. Combine the salad dressing, pear and onions. Combine the roast beef, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Spread dressing mixture over toasted bread; top with beef mixture and basil. Yield: 40 appetizers.
Originally published as Roast Beef and Pear Crostini in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p81

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