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
1 cup good ricotta cheese
Freshly ground black pepper
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!