Brandied Blue Cheese With Pear Crostini

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

SarasotaCook March 10, 2010

Oh my, this looks fabuloso! Everything I love on a baguette! I plan on making this tomorrow and taking it to a friend's house for the appetizer. I'll be sure to get back to you. Part 2: I brought this to a friends home for appetizers and it was a HUGE hit! I wish I had made more. The pear balances out the saltiness of the cheese beautifully. I substituted slivered almonds for the walnuts due to allergies..... worked great. I also toasted the nuts in the oven before combining with the Gorgonzola cheese. THANKS, this recipe is a keeper!

Chicagoland Chef du Jour October 21, 2007

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