Roasted Pear and Walnut Goat Cheese/ Ricotta Crostini

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My sister and I were asked to make an appetizer for Thanksgiving to bring to my cousin’s house. Since I am newly out of college and my sister is still in college, we are both pretty broke. We decided to make two dishes of crostinis. One crostini is with roasted pear, toasted walnuts, goat cheese and honey and the second is roasted pear, toasted walnuts, ricotta and honey. They came out so amazing and it only cost $15 all together to make.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Pears
  • Log of goat cheese
  • Ricotta
  • A pinch of Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Walnuts
  • French Bread

Directions:

  1. Slice the pears thin and put on a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Sprinkle salt, pepper, a pinch of thyme and a drizzle of olive oil over the pears. Roast in the oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the walnuts until they are all crushed. Put on baking sheet and place in the same oven for about 10 minutes. Make sure that you are constantly checking the walnuts because they will burn easily.
  3. Slice the bread and drizzle with olive oil. Place bread on a baking dish and toast in the oven (If you can’t fit this all in the oven at once, you can toast them after since it only takes 5 minutes).
  4. Once pears are roasted and the walnuts and bread is toasted, spread the cheese on the crostini. Then top with two pear slices and the toasted walnuts. Drizzle with honey and serve. The drizzle of honey is what really brings all the flavors out in this dish. The pear crostini and the goat cheese crostini should be placed on two separate dishes.

So easy and affordable!

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