Blue Cheese and Pear Bruschetta

Total Time
5 mins
5 mins

This recipe works best with a sharp crumbly blue cheese like Maytag, Roquefort or Cabrales.

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  1. Cut pears into a small dice, and place in a small bowl.
  2. Sprinkle pears with lemon juice and toss. Add the parsley, blue cheese, and oil and toss gently and thoroughly.
  3. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the broiler. Arrange bread slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast under the broiler until lightly browned and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  5. Spread each toast round with a teaspoon of mascarpone. Top with a generous tablespoon of the diced pear mixture, mounding it up high and pressing it firmly.
  6. Finish each one with a sprinkling of walnuts and serve.