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Crostini with Pear, Parmesan, and Caramelized Shallots

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Yummy crostini recipe created by my friend with some additional tweaks added by me. Enjoy!"
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3 h 2 m servings 188
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat butter and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in shallots. Cook and stir until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and let cool, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Combine pears, 1 teaspoon olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper with the shallots; stir until evenly mixed. Cover and refrigerate shallot mixture for about 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Slice baguette into rounds. Rub with garlic and brush with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Place on a baking sheet.
  5. Toast in the preheated oven until golden, 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Top baguette rounds with shallot mixture and Parmesan cheese.
  7. Turn oven's broiler on. Return crostini to oven and broil until golden and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 188 calories; 4.8 30 6.7 7 356 Full nutrition

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4.23.18 My pear was pretty ripe, and I think that’s why the topping ended up just a little mushy. Flavor was awesome, but the texture wasn’t the best, so I’d suggest you not use a pear that’s ...