Rating: 4.69 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This appetizer of toasted baguette slices topped with blue cheese, pear, and prosciutto is a crowd-pleaser.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Mix pear, onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and thyme together in a bowl; set aside to marinate for 5 minutes.

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  • Spread blue cheese onto toasted baguette slices. Spoon pear mixture onto the blue cheese. Top with prosciutto.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; protein 13.5g; carbohydrates 36.6g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 27.2mg; sodium 932.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2012
The flavors are all there in this recipe - but blue cheese does not spread. I toasted the baguette slices with a little garlic infused olive oil then put on the blue cheese & prosiciutto and back into the broiler for a minute or so. Then topped with the pear mixture. Very tasty. Thanks! I made this for the Western Region Faceless Frenzy July 2012. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2014
Blue cheese was too over powering. I used danish blue cheese. This also costs alot to make and needs to be made shortly before your company comes. I need a recipe that is great if I am going to be in the kitchen cooking an hour before guest arrive. Read More
(1)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2012
The flavors are all there in this recipe - but blue cheese does not spread. I toasted the baguette slices with a little garlic infused olive oil then put on the blue cheese & prosiciutto and back into the broiler for a minute or so. Then topped with the pear mixture. Very tasty. Thanks! I made this for the Western Region Faceless Frenzy July 2012. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
This recipe is amazing! I tweaked the method a bit to suit my tastes - I sauteed the onion and prosciutto first, then combined with the cheese to create a uniform mixture. I cut the baguettes in half instead of in slices because I found the bread was too small, but other than that it was great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2014
Instead of blue cheese, I used aged, sharp white cheddar with a Bosc pear. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2012
I was charged with bringing the appetizers to a large dinner recently. These appetizers were the hit of the party! Everyone raved about them and they were gone within 5 minutes. The flavor combination of the pear blue cheese and prosciutto is amazing! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2012
I mixed the blue cheese with a bit of cream cheese: easier to spread and the flavor is not quite so intense (not everyone likes blue cheese). I also let the mixture marinate more like 30 minutes. Big hit both times I've served it. In fact it took 1st prize at a holiday appetizer party last night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2013
I just made this and it was absolutely delicious. I made crustinins out of it. I used chiabatta. Then broiled the blue cheese and prosciutto on the chiabatta then added pear mixture. yummy. Eloquent and easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
Loved this yummy bruschetta recipe! I served for Christmas Eve celebrations and it was a hit. I did do some tweaking based on reviews and personal preferences. I added whipped cream cheese to the blue cheese crumbles to make a creamy spreadable mixture. I'm not crazy about raw onions so I diced a large red onion and sauteed with diced bacon until the bacon was crisp then added balsamic vinegar and cooked down until reduced. That went on top of the toasted baguettes slices with spread. I topped with a slice of pear and chopped fresh thyme. These were so pretty and tasty. Definitely a do-over for sure. Thanks for sharing your recipe with AR! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2014
Blue cheese was too over powering. I used danish blue cheese. This also costs alot to make and needs to be made shortly before your company comes. I need a recipe that is great if I am going to be in the kitchen cooking an hour before guest arrive. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2015
I'm not a fan of blue cheese so I make this work aged white cheddar and use Asian or Comice/Christmas pears depending on the season. I drizzle balsamic reduction before serving. Simple elegant and always a crowd pleaser. Read More
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