Balsamic Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.
Total: 20 min.
An earthy balsamic vinegar glaze provides the "pear-fect" balance between sweet pears and salty goat cheese.

Ingredients

  • 2 pears
  • 3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 24 baguette rounds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, spreadable
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered, toasted
  • black pepper, ground, if desired

Directions

  • Slice pears stem side up into 12 quarter-inch width vertical planks. Cut large slices in half lengthwise for a total of 48 slices.
  • Heat vinegar, butter, and honey in large frying pan, over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir constantly, until reduced by half, about 2 tablespoons. Add pear slices and continue cooking for 1 minute turning once.
  • Place 2 pear slices on each baguette round and top with 1 teaspoon goat cheese. Sprinkle almonds over cheese and garnish with fresh pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 253
  Calories from Fat 69 (27%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(13%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(2%)Cholesterol 7mg
(17%)Sodium 419mg
(4%)Potassium 141mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 3g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(17%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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