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Balsamic Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini
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Balsamic-Glazed Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

A new favorite recipe for pear lovers, this appetizer is incredibly delicious...and can be prepared in a snap! The balsamic glaze is the perfect complement to the sweet pear and salty goat cheese.


  • 2 USA Pears
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 24 baguette rounds, toasted 
  • ½ cup spreadable goat cheese
  • ½ cup slivered almonds, toasted*
  • Ground black pepper, if desired


Slice pears stem-side-up into 12 quarter-inch width vertical planks. Cut large slices in half lengthwise for a total of 48 slices.

Heat vinegar, butter, and honey in large frying pan over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until reduced by half, about 2 tablespoons. Add pear slices and continue cooking for 1 minute, turning once.

Place 2 pear slices on each baguette round and top with 1 teaspoon goat cheese. Sprinkle almonds over cheese and garnish with fresh pepper, if desired.

*To toast almonds, place in heavy frying pan and toast over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes or until tan with toasted aroma.

prep time: 4 minutes
cooking time: 15 minutes
yield: Makes 24 servings

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Analysis per Serving (1 piece): Calories 80 (34% Calories from Fat); 3g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Fiber; 3g Fat (1g Sat. Fat, 0g Trans Fat); 5mg Cholesterol; 115mg Sodium