Make a fruity Italian appetizer with our Blue Cheese, Cranberry and Pear Crostini! This pear crostini is made tasty with French bread, pecans and more.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
32 slices (1/4 inch thick) French bread (about 1 loaf)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup ATHENOS Crumbled Blue Cheese
2 Tbsp. chopped dried cranberries
2 Tbsp. chopped toasted PLANTERS Pecans
2 small fresh pear s, cored, cut into 32 thin slices
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Let's Make It
Place bread slices on baking sheet; brush with oil. Broil, 4 inches from heat, 2 to 3 min. or until browned. Cool completely on wire rack.
Mix cheeses, cranberries and nuts; spread onto bread slices.
Top with pears.
Prepare using an apple and/or PLANTERS Walnuts.
Omit French bread, olive oil and first step of preparation. Prepare using buttery round crackers or woven wheat crackers.
How to Toast Nuts
Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavor. To toast nuts in the oven, spread nuts in single layer in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. To toast nuts on the stovetop, place nuts in ungreased skillet. Cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. To toast nuts in the microwave, place up to 1 cup of nuts in a microwaveable shallow dish. Microwave on HIGH until fragrant and crisp, stirring every 30 sec.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
16 servings, 2 crostini each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.