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
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.