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Pear, Sage, and Blue Cheese Crostinis

  • Author: Sunset Magazine
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 crostini 1x


A light but rich and creamy appetizer, the pear and sage combination make these crostinis irresistible



  • 4 Tbsp butter, divided (or olive oil)
  • 3 ripe pears, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 whole wheat baguette, sliced
  • 5 fresh sage leaves, diced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • fresh black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Spread each slice with a thin layer of butter or olive oil.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes (until toasted) on a cookie sheet.
  4. In a frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and cook pears with salt for about 6 minutes – until soft and warmed through.
  5. Remove from heat, drain excess liquid, then mix with chopped sage.
  6. Top toasted bread with pear mixture and crumbled blue cheese. Finish with fresh ground black pepper, and olive oil if desired.