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Roast Beef and Pear Crostini

 Roast Beef and Pear Crostini
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
40 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.