Up your appetizer game with this fruit-topped cheese crostini recipe. Warm preserves give the pears a shiny glaze and prevent them from browning.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015




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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Arrange baguette slices on a baking sheet and coat both sides with cooking spray. Bake, turning once, until toasted, 10 to 12 minutes. Top each with a slice of cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more.

  • Top each crostini with 2 pear slices, brush with preserves and top with greens and a generous grinding of pepper.


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate cooled crostini (Steps 1-2) airtight for up to 1 day.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 15.4g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 3.1g; fat 2.8g 4% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 5.1mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 159.2IU 3% DV; vitamin c 2.2mg 4% DV; folate 5.7mcg 1% DV; calcium 33mg 3% DV; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 3.2mg 1% DV; potassium 42.7mg 1% DV; sodium 158.9mg 6% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 1g.

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Rating: 4 stars
Great appetizer This turned out very well. The only down side was that I couldn't find the camembert so used the suggested Brie instead. Will try it again with the Camembert. The preserves really added something to this. I wouldn't leave them out. I didn't have watercress or arugula so used some spinach that was cut very small and tossed it with some fig balsamic vinegar. Will use this recipe again and again. Read More