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Crostini with Gorgonzola or Brie, Caramelized Onions and Pear

Crostini with Gorgonzola or Brie, Caramelized Onions and Pear
We were headed to our friends house on the Trask River last weekend and my wonderful friend Currié offered to make all the meals (don’t I have great friends?). I wanted to pitch in a little bit so I offered to make an appetizer for Saturday night. While looking for great recipe ideas on my favorite food blogs, I stumbled upon this tasty looking recipe from Prudy at Prudence Pennywise. Prudy has a wonderful food blog that gives you great ways to make a delicious meal without spending a fortune. It was crostini topped with brie, caramelized onions and pear. They looked so pretty and I love all the ingredients so I was very excited to try these tasty treats. When I was shopping for the ingredients I decided to get a lower fat brie (won’t do that again). It wasn’t bad but it was fairly bland. Next time I will get double or triple cream brie because it’s so creamy, delicious and worth the extra calories. I also saw some beautiful Gorgonzola cheese and decided to try two variations of this appetizer. I love Gorgonzola with onions and pear so I knew it would be great too. I can’t tell you how easy they were to make and how delicious they tasted. They were a huge hit with everyone – I personally couldn’t stop eating them. Thank you Prudy for an excellent recipe.

  • 1 large baguette, sliced into thin slices
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 large sweet yellow onion, diced into thick slices
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Brie cheese
  • Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1-2 pears. sliced very thin
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Crostini with Gorgonzola or Brie, Caramelized Onions and Pear

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the baguette into thin slices, place on a baking sheet and spray with olive oil cooking spray. Bake in the oven for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced onions and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once they are caramelized, add sea salt to taste and minced garlic. Stir frequently for 60 seconds then remove from heat.

Spread either brie or Gorgonzola over the crostini then add some caramelized onion and top with thin slices of pear. Garnish with parsley and eat. Enjoy.

Crostini with Gorgonzola or Brie, Caramelized Onions and Pear

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38 Comments

  1. Oh my, what a perfect starter! I can only imagine the flavors going on here…perfect for this time of year!

  2. Don’t you just love open faced sandwiches! I know i do, stack em up with all that juicy goodness….never can have enough onions;-)

  3. Okay, you can come eat here any ole time and bring these babies with you! These look scrumptious. I love the combo of flavors … the onion and the 2 cheese plus the fruit. I would enjoy this anytime. Good stuff always comes on a baguette! Double YUM!

  4. I am definitely making this, I am a big time brie lover. Noather reason to love the cooler weather…brie!

  5. Oh hooray! I’m so glad that you made them and liked them too. Honestly, the next time I make them I’m going to skip the itty bitty bread and go for a sandwich! I ate way too many!

  6. This would make a great lunch – I don't make anything too complicated if it's just me & this fits the bill!

  7. Mmmm isn’t pear season great? Those make some perfect appetizers, and brie cheese sounds perfect. Thanks for letting me know to avoid the lower fat guy, I guess he’s lacking 🙂

  8. thanks for the visit to my blog, and wow! these look great. makes me want to reach out and eat one myself!

  9. I guess “crostini” is Italian for great looking snack food on bread, eh? It’s so hard to get good pears, but I’ll bet apples would be just as good, wouldn’t they?

  10. What an elegant and delicious looking appetizer!! I’m with Prudy about making it into a sandwich!! 🙂

    I’ve got your Carne Asado Tacos on the menu this week! Yum, can’t wait!

  11. This is one of my favorite starters for a dinner party. It always goes over as a big hit. Yours look especially delicious in the last pic with the close up of the caramelized onions!

  12. I’m drinking a glass of wine, staring at this photo and wishing I had the entire plate in front of me – what an amazing combination!

  13. I LOVE cheese! I’m totally going to try this! I am going to get some stilton at Costco! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  14. i’m not typically an appetizer kind of person (gotta save room for dessert), but this is awesome! in fact, it could probably double as dessert, which makes it a-ok in my book. 🙂

  15. All I need for this are the pears and gorgonzola and I’m going to be ready to much on these! Looks so delicious!zs