Viva Madrid Red Wine Pear and Blue Cheese Toasts
An out of this world appetizer. The flavors together are fantastic. A sure fire way to impress!
- Ready In:
- 1 (15 ounce) can whole pears (bartlett preferred)
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 6 ounces of creamy blue cheese (I recommend cambazola)
- 1 baguette
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- Simmer wine, sugar and lemon juice and mix for about 10 minutes.
- Cut up pears into thin half moon slices.
- Simmer pears in wine until liquid begins to thicken slightly. You want a syrupy consistency, not molasses.
- Cut half of the baguette into slices (cut at an angle gives you wider slices).
- Grease a baking pan to fit the slices.
- Smear a layer of blue cheese on top of each piece of bread.
- Using tongs, gently place 2 poached pear slices on each piece of bread.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until bread looks lightly toasted.
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