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Crostini with blue cheese and pear

Crostini with blue cheese and pear

Cook 15 mins 4 portions

Experience a delightful mix of flavours and textures in our crostini with blue cheese and pear topped with a drizzle of honey and pecans. Serve with a cup of coffee and apple juice in the morning, or let it shine on its own whenever you are in the mood for something savoury and sweet, indulging in the moment where a few carefully chosen ingredients come together to create a complex and satisfying breakfast, snack, or appetiser.

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1.     Preheat the oven to 180°C (conventional oven).

2.     Slice the baguette into thin slices. Toast in a toaster or place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.

3.     Place a thick slice of blue cheese on each bread slice.

4.     Slice the pear thinly and arrange on top of the cheese.

5.     Drizzle with honey and sprinkle pecan nuts on top. Top with a wood sorrel leaf.


Give the crostini the ideal texture by monitoring your baguette slices closely while they toast in the oven. You want a nice balance between crispness and a slight give so the bread does not become too hard or chewy, but it should still be more than just lightly toasted. This will create a desirable eating experience where the crostini support the toppings without overshadowing them. Use a spoon or squeeze bottle to gently drizzle the honey in a zigzag pattern to distribute it evenly, so you get to enjoy just the right amount of sweetness in each bite. Arrange the beautiful blue cheese crostini on a platter so you and your guests can enjoy the contrast of the golden-brown toast, the creamy blue cheese, the light green of the pear, and the vibrant wood sorrel. This sight will entice every guest.

Questions about crostini

  • What are crostini?

    Crostini means 'little toasts' in Italian. It is toasted bread with toppings celebrated for its ability to showcase the flavours of its toppings through the simple, yet delicious, medium of toasted bread. Whether topped with rich cheeses, fresh fruits or vegetables, or sweet combinations, crostini provide a delightful crunch that complements soft or creamy textures of its toppings, creating a harmonious bite every time.

  • How to make crostini ahead of time?

    You can easily make crostini ahead of time. Toast the bread slices until they are golden and crisp. Once cooled, store them in an airtight container at room temperature to maintain their crunch. Slice mild blue cheese and pear and store them separately in the fridge. Assemble the crostini just before serving to ensure the bread retains its texture and the toppings are fresh.

  • What to put on crostini?

    Crostini is very versatile and can hold both sweet and savoury toppings. Enjoy savoury versions with combinations of soft blue cheese with prosciutto and fig or tomato and basil. Or go classic with smoked salmon and cream cheese. Sweet versions could feature ricotta and honey, or mascarpone and berries. Remember to balance flavours and textures: creamy with crunchy, savoury with sweet, and acidic with rich.