Brandied Blue Cheese With Pear Crostini

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by waynejohn1234

I think I got this from an old Gourmet magazine. It is an elegant pass around appetizer and appeals to anyone that likes blue cheese.

Top Review by SarasotaCook

Yummy! Two small changes, I roasted my nuts and used gorgonzola, just because I like it better than bleu. Honestly, probably didn't change the taste at all. I used bartlett because they were fresher, but any pear would work. I did do one thing differently, I toasted both sides first, then topped with the pear and cheese mix. I liked the toasted bread rather then untoasted. I tried it both ways and by far preferred the toasted. But great flavor, no changes other than the toasting, and blue cheese would be great. That was just a personal taste and the walnuts, toasted or not. Both work fine. Just habit, I always toast mine. Not big deal if you don't. Great flavor, tasty, and they all disappeared. Sweet, tangy great

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash cheese and butter together.
  2. Add brandy and walnuts.
  3. Toast baguette slices (one side only).
  4. Turn and place 1 slice of pear on untoasted side.
  5. Top with 1 teaspoons of cheese mixture.
  6. Broil about 2 minutes or until bubbly.

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