This Pear and Brie Crostini is simple holiday appetizer that looks so beautiful and can be thrown together in under 15 minutes – you know, for those last minute guests or those nights where you just don’t want to slave for hours in the kitchen (ahem, every night).
We entertain A LOT. It’s just what we do – we feed people. It is such a rewarding part of our lives, but I will admit that there are times that I run out of steam and am looking for creative but simple dishes to share with our guests. This one is my new go-to! More time visiting, less time cooking.
We took toasted baguette slices and layered them with creamy brie cheese (or sub vegan cream cheese for a dairy free alternative), delicate pear slices, a drizzle of honey, and a sprinkle of walnuts and thyme. It has a bit of everything … just add wine!
This is a great recipe to bookmark for the holidays as I find that it’s a fairly standard request to get someone to bring an appetizer – it’s so nice to have a bank of them at your fingertips when you need to pull something together in a flash!
If you’re looking for other holiday appetizer recipes check out these Cranberry Brie Hand Pies, Roasted Rosemary Nuts (so good on a cheese plate) or my Salmon Cakes with Tartar Sauce (a bit more work but well worth it).
Pear & Brie Crostini
Pear & Brie Crostini
The perfect appetizer for any occasion, this pear crostini is not only gorgeous to look at but also delicious!
- 1 fresh baguette
- extra virgin olive oil
- 200 grams double cream brie cheese (or vegan cream cheese)
- 3 pears (sliced, we used Bartlett)
- 3 sprigs thyme
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup walnuts (roughly chopped)
Preheat your oven to 375 F.
While your oven is preheating, slice your baguette on a bias into 1/2 inch slices. Lightly brush each piece with olive oil on both sides, place on a large baking sheet and bake for 2 - 3 minutes each side, until golden brown.
On each toasted baguette slice, layer a thin slice of brie cheese (or a spread of vegan cream cheese), sliced pear, crumbled walnuts, and thyme. Drizzle with honey and serve!