Honey Brushed Pear & Boursin Crostini

YIELD: Makes about 18 pieces

INGREDIENTS

1

french baguette

cut into 3/4” slice on the diagonal, discarding ends

1/4 cup

honey

1/4 cup

olive oil

1/2 tsp.

each of Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 pkg.

Boursin cheese

softened to room temp, any flavor

1/4 cup

mayonnaise

3 T

parmesan

grated

1 tsp.

freshly ground pepper

1 T

fresh tarragon

chopped

18

whole walnuts

toasted

1

firm fresh pear

halved, cored & cut into slivers

1/2 cup

Radicchio

shredded

Sprouts for garnish

if desired

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350

In a small bowl, whisk together the honey, olive oil, salt and pepper. Lightly brush each side of the crostini with this mixture and place on a baking sheet. Reserve the remaining honey oil mixture for later. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Remove the crostini from the oven and let cool.

In a small bowl mix together the Boursin cheese, mayo, parmesan, pepper and tarragon until smooth.

Divide the cheese spread evenly between each crostini. Top the cheese with 2 or 3 pear slices and bake the crostini for another 6-8 minutes or until the cheese is warmed through.

Remove the crostini from the oven and top with the walnuts and the shredded radicchio. Drizzle the remaining honey oil mixture over the crostini.

Serve immediately or at room temperature, garnish with the sprouts if desired.

Tip: You can substitute apples for the pears and try some blue cheese added to the Boursin for a different flavor.