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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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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

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  • 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.

Tips

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; carbohydrates 15.4g; dietary fiber 2.3g; sugars 3.1g; fat 2.8g; saturated fat 1.1g; cholesterol 5.1mg; vitamin a iu 159.2IU; vitamin c 2.2mg; folate 5.7mcg; calcium 33mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 3.2mg; potassium 42.7mg; sodium 158.9mg; added sugar 1g.
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