Thursday, November 1, 2012

Fall Crostini (See Jane Make)



Meaning "little toasts" in Italian, crostini has become a staple in the world of appetizers.  The beauty of making crostini is that you can literally put anything you want on them; there are no wrong toppings and it's a great way to experiment with flavor combinations.

I think that pears get a bit overshadowed in the fall by their cousin, the apple.  They're juicy, mild and crisp, making them a perfect pairing with a strong cheese.  I toasted a baguette with olive oil and brie, then added a slice of pear, some fresh black pepper and a drizzle of honey.  What do you put on your crostini?


36 comments

Christina Storm said...

Yum looks amazing! Great photos!

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xo, Christina

Jill GG (good life for less) said...

this looks amazing and like it's the perfect little snack! I just pinned it...

oxo, Jill

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Emily said...

this sounds amazing - I'll have to try it. x

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Susie said...

Yum – such a great little fall snack!

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Loris Glassworks said...

Pears are my favorite, but you're right, everything is apple this and apple that in the fall. This little snack sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Cheers!
Lori in Atlanta

Lelivingandco. said...

Looks delicious! Great little snack idea :)

carlycross said...

I always put marinated goat cheese on crostini! Soak a log of goat cheese in olive oil, roasted garlic and rosemary and then spread it over the bread. Yum!

I just posted a salted caramel corn recipe on my blog, it's delicious!

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Kristen said...

Yum!

Liz Lauren said...

delicious


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arayofsunblog.com said...

Oh my goodness crostini and baked brie is my go to appetizer. It's so easy to make not to mention delicious! I love that you added a pear slice - sounds like a great twist!
xoxo
Megan
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Rachel said...

In the summer I use ricotta, peaches, honey, and pepper to make a Cristin!

Josie said...

I LOVE pears in the fall. Especially with cheese. Yummm, these look so simple and delicious.
xo Josie
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Maya M said...

Wow looks yummy and elegant!

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Maggie said...

Yum yum! I wish I was snacking on this with you at your apt. with a class of vino while having some good catch up time!!

Andrea said...

Wow these look delicious and so quick to make!
xo Andrea
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Taylor Laree said...

Oh yum. These look easy & delicious. Would be a perfect light lunch for today. Hmmm...

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Tina Romero said...

Could have that for dinner every night..with a glass of wine of course:)

xoxo
Tina

Sofia Donatelli said...

There is nothing like crunchy bread and brie cheese. YUMMY!!

Sofia
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Soulofashopper said...

uhhh nice snack!!!! :) xo, Alma
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Annie said...

This makes my mouth water! I love using honeycomb on my crostini- adds a little crunch with the sweetness of honey!

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Donna said...

Couldn't agree more, the crostini is the perfect appetizer! Love this fall idea!

xoxo

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Alex said...

Amazing combination! Pears are my favorite :) Well, not more so than brie!

jules said...

mmm these look delish! brie & pear is def a great combo. i like cream cheese & habanero jelly too!


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Denisa said...

So nice blog. Ant that post is yummy.. I would like to tray it.

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Anonymous said...

try pear and compte cheese - it is to die for... no toasting, though.

Law Moda said...

oo!!! Brie, fruit and crusty bread make for my favorite food combinations. You should try brie and fig jam paninis. Yummmm!

Jenny @ stuff-i-love.com said...

NICE! I love making different types of crostini. I like soft pears, but I'm guessing this one calls for it when they're still hard. I think the honey will add an excellent non-overwhelming sweetness. I'm going to try this one! Thanks!

Jenna DeSantis said...

I love this post. Theres nothing better than beautiful and tasty food. Can't wait for your next post. :-)
XO Jenna (now following you)

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Nicole Marie said...

yumm!!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

looks delicious!

Jaclyn Giuliano said...

Yum! These would be a perfect entertaining appetizer, they look so simple to make.

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mary said...

I just had a sandwich like this the other day from a local place in Chicago called Hannah's Bretzel. It had brie, apples, some sort of cinnamon sauce and caramelized onions. Delish!

aduck said...

I've made some great crostini with thinly sliced apple, Biscoff butter (cookie butter) and a drizzle of honey. It's also fantastic toasted with some slightly melty Rosemary Asiago (c/o Whole foods) and shredded chipotle chicken.

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Can't wait to make this, thanks for featuring this.

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Isa said...

Will DEFINITELY make these next time I'm craving a snack... so scrumptious!

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