Pear Ricotta Walnut Honey Crostini

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When I think about 'crostinis', sicilian tomatoes and fresh mozzarella come to my mind. I always tend to relate them with salty toppings, such as meats, cheeses and vegetables.

A crostini (originally named 'crostino') is an italian appetizer that consists of a slice of toasted bread with different toppings.

What I love about this recipe are the sweet ingredients that top these crostinis. The sweetness of the pear combined with the creaminess of the ricotta... mmhhh!


I really enjoy how the walnuts taste with the honey, but you can also use the nuts of your preference.


There are several types of pears, for this recipe I used the traditional one (Green d'Anjou). It's sweet, soft and makes a great balance with the other ingredients.


So, for the crostinis... Just cut the baguette into thin slices, drizzle a little olive oil on top. Bake for 10 minutes at 180 Cº and then sprinkle salt and ground black pepper to taste.


Spread the creamy ricotta over the crostinis. In case you don't like or find ricotta cheese, you can also make a good improvisation with mascarpone.


Top the ricotta crostinis with the thin pear slices and the crushed walnuts. Drizzle with golden honey and eat immediately. Give it a try and surprise yourself!



PEAR RICOTTA WALNUT HONEY CROSTINI

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 to 23 crostinis

Ingredients

1  baguette
1 cup  good ricotta cheese
1  pear
Crushed walnuts
Golden honey
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper 
Olive oil

Preparation

1. Cut the baguette into thin slices. Drizzle them with olive oil and bake for 8 to 10 minutes at 180 Cº or until golden brown and crunchy. Sprinkle salt and ground black pepper to taste.
2. Spread ricotta cheese on crostinis. Be generous.
3. Slice finely the pear and add about 1- 2 slices per crostini. 
4. Sprinkle with some crushed walnuts and drizzle with honey.
5. Eat immediately or while it's crunchy and warm. Enjoy!









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9 comments:

  1. Liebe Mariana,
    du hast immer so tolle Ideen. Das Crostini-Rezept hört sich wieder unwiderstehlich gut an ;-) Liebste Grüße von deiner Martina

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    1. Meine Liebe Martina,
      Wie immer, bist du sehr nett! Danke für deinen Kommentar!!
      Kuss!! :)

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  2. Lecker ! Lecker!
    Jetzt habe ich schon für meine Gäste gebacken. Das nächste Mal schau ich erstmal was es Neues bei Dir gibt.
    Herzliche Grüße
    Marianne

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    1. Liebe Marianne,
      Was hast du denn gebacken?? Bestimmt auch etwas leckeres!!! :)
      Liebe Grüße!!

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  3. Huuuuuummmm, what a nice combination!

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    1. Thank you for passing by!!
      Kisses :)

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  4. Das hört sich so gut an, dass ich es, abgewandelt, gleich heute Abend probiert habe -
    liebe Grüße
    Hanna

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    1. Liebe Hanna,
      Wie war denn deine Version?? Bestimmt auch sehr lecker!! ;)
      Liebe Grüße!!!

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  5. Hallo Mariana
    Du fragst, was ich gebacken habe ? Eine lecker Lachs- Lauch Quiche.
    Wenn Du willst gebe ich Martina das Rezept..
    Herzliche Grüße
    Marianne

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