Walnut Pesto, Pear, and Prosciutto Crostini
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 12
 
A delicious crostini appetizer that is easy to make but complexly flavored with walnuts, honey, prosciutto, and pears.
Ingredients
  • 1 c. California walnuts
  • ½ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 fresh baguette, halved lengthwise
  • 8 oz. Havarti cheese, sliced
  • 4 oz. Gruyere cheese, grated
  • 1 c. arugula
  • 4 oz. prosciutto, cut or torn into strips
  • 2 pears, quartered, cored, and sliced thin
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 450ยบ.
  2. Toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan or in a toaster oven until brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to the bowl of a food processor. Add the olive oil, honey, and thyme and pulse until the walnuts are coarsely chopped. Season with salt and pepper to taste and pulse again until the walnuts are finely chopped.
  3. Place the baguette halves cut side up on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread the walnut pesto over the tops, and top with the Havarti slices and grated Gruyere. Bake until bubbly, about 5 minutes.
  4. Let cool slightly then use a serrated knife to cut the baguette into slices about an inch thick. Top each crostini with a few arugula leaves, a piece of prosciutto, and a pear slice. Grind some pepper over the tops and serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe by The Chronicles of Home at https://www.thechroniclesofhome.com/2016/09/fall-appetizer-walnut-pesto-pear-and-prosciutto-crostini.html