It is coming. FALL is coming. The temperature is still well above average and as I’m writing this in the 80s but the leaves have begun to brown and fall here in my corner of Brooklyn. At this point, I am ready. Bring on the sweater weather because I’m over the heat! While the weather isn’t cooperating with me, lately the farmers market has been feeding into my need for all things fall and I was super excited to see pears coming into season. Thus I decided to make a fall themed appetizer, Pear and Camembert Crostini.
Crostini are one of my favorite appetizers because they are so freaking easy to make. And if you are a carb-a-holic like me, you purposefully seek out crostini at any party you attend to get your bread fix. It’s ok, we’ve all been there. I mean who can resist a crunchy french bread with delicious toppings? Absolutely nobody. And if they say that they can resist, know that whoever says that is completely lying!
I feel like pears are some of the most underused and under appreciated fruit. If you were to ask somebody on the street what their favorite fruit is, they’ll probably say something cool like strawberry, or classic like banana or know it all like tomato (which I maintain is still a vegetable because it’s nowhere ear sweet enough to be a fruit), but I’m guessing you’ll never hear pear. And I honestly don’t know why. It’s delicious and very versatile. I mean I get that it’s hard to eat when it’s overripe and too juicy to handle, but couldn’t we say that about peaches too?
So next time you need to jazz up a dinner party or just need something to go with that wine, think pear. I promise, you won’t regret it!
Pear and Camembert Crostini
- 1 Baguette
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 1 Wheel of Camembert
- 1 Firm Pear
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Thyme
- 1/4 Cup Honey
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Slice baguette diagonally. Brush each side with olive oil and place on a baking sheet.
- Toast in oven for 3 minutes. Flip slices, then toast for 2 minutes.
- Slice camembert and place on top of crostini. Return to oven for several minutes just until cheese begins to melt.
- Slice pear thinly and place on top of crostini.
- Sprinkle thyme on top of crostini, then drizzle with honey. Enjoy!