First of all, sorry for the rough picture: it was an emergency photo shoot in a low-light, party-in-progress situation. Don't let the picture sway you, these little bites are pretty awesome. The interplay between the tangy cheese, the sweet honey, the crunch in the walnuts and pear, the little zing of the olive oil: wow. I'm not gonna' lie, these were a last-minute idea. A quick search of Epicurious yielded a recipe for these zippy little crostinis. However, who in the world has figs? Well, I'm sure a lot of people do, but I didn't at the moment. I know that I like pears and gorgonzola, so a quick little substitution, and these bad boys were served. They're quite easy, and people liked them.
Pear and Gorgonzola Crostini
1 French baguette
Olive oil for drizzling
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3 - 4 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 pear, cut thinly into small slices
honey for drizzling
Slice the baguette on the diagonal into about 15 - 20 slices. Drizzle or brush with a little bit of olive oil, and toast in the oven at 350 degrees for a few minutes (maybe 6-7). In a bowl, break up the walnuts into small pieces and mix it together with the gorgonzola crumbles. Kind of smush it together a bit. Once the bread is done, place a spoonful of the cheese-nut mixture onto each slice. Place back in the oven for about 7-8 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Top with the pear slices, and drizzle with the honey.