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Pear + Proscuitto Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese

Cruncy, sweet, salty, and creamy, this is the perfect, easy appetizer for a crowd.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 16 servings
Calories 121 kcal

Equipment

  • large baking sheet

Ingredients
  

  • 1 baguette, sliced diagonally into 1/4 inch slices sourdough, if available
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ripe pear, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 4 ounces proscuitto
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Zest from 1/2 a lemon

Whipped Goat Cheese

  • 4 ounces goat cheese log, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Lay sliced baguette in a single layer on a large sheet pan. Season with salt and pepper and brush with the olive oil. If there is any left, reserve it for drizzling on top before serving.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until toasted.
  • While the crostini bakes, make the goat cheese spread.
  • Add room temperature goat cheese to a bowl along with the yogurt, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  • Whisk until well combined, adding a tablespoon or two of water if needed to get it going. Note: If the goat cheese is too hard to do this by hand (either because of the brand, or temperature), use a mini food processor.
  • When the crostini is toasted, spread each slice with the whipped goat cheese.
  • Wrap one slice of pear at a time with 1/2 a piece of proscuitto and lay on top of the goat cheese.
  • Top with any reserved olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper and lemon zest.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizers, crostini, Holiday, party food, snacks
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