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Caramelized Pear and Sage Crostini


  • 4 tbl butter, divided
  • 3 ripe pears, cored, peeled, and chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 whole wheat baguette
  • 6 sage leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled mild blue cheese
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add pears and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pears are soft, about 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, cut baguette into 16 slices (1/4 in. thick). Spread slices with remaining butter and arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake slices until well toasted, 10 to 15 minutes.

3. When pears are soft, stir in sage and remove from heat. Top toasted baguette slices with pear mixture and blue cheese. Sprinkle with pepper. Serve warm.

Adapted from Sunset Magazine

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