Blue Cheese Crostini Recipe

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Blue Cheese Crostini Recipe
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Blue Cheese Crostini Recipe

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“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.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/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.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Crostini in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 129 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 240mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 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
  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Stir in the blue cheese and walnuts. Spread evenly over toasted bread.
  2. 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.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Crostini in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p12

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williamsegraves User ID: 3296408 59538
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2009

"Wow, these were tasty! Great appetizer; I will definitely be making these again."

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