Up your appetizer game with this fruit-topped cheese crostini recipe. Warm preserves give the pears a shiny glaze and prevent them from browning. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2015

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  • 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; 2.8 g total fat; 1.1 g saturated fat; 5 mg cholesterol; 159 mg sodium. 43 mg potassium; 15.4 g carbohydrates; 2.3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 4.3 g protein; 159 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 6 mcg folate; 33 mg calcium; 3 mg magnesium; 1 g added sugar;

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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