Buttercup Crostini

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 crostini
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Ingredients

3 pears, peeled, cored and quartered

1 baguette, cut on the bias into 12 slices

Olive oil, for drizzling

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pat of butter

1/2 cup honey-lavender goat cheese (preferably from Soledad's Goat Farm)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Set the pears on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. On a second cookie sheet, arrange the baguette slices and drizzle them with olive oil. Place both cookie sheets in the oven. Bake the pears for 8 minutes, or until just soft to the touch. Bake the baguettes for 10 minutes, or until light brown and crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cinnamon, butter and 2 teaspoons water. Heat until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is a bit sticky but still runny.
  4. When the baguette is done, spread each slice with some goat cheese, then top with a slice of pear and drizzle with a little of the sugar mixture. Serve.

Cook’s Note

If serving at a party, try decorating each crostini with a small edible flower.