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

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

    oxo, Jill

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

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  3. Yum – such a great little fall snack!

    Sea and Swank


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  4. 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

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  5. Looks delicious! Great little snack idea :)

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  6. 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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  7. delicious


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

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  10. I LOVE pears in the fall. Especially with cheese. Yummm, these look so simple and delicious.
    xo Josie
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  11. Wow looks yummy and elegant!

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  12. 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!!

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  13. Wow these look delicious and so quick to make!
    xo Andrea
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  14. Oh yum. These look easy & delicious. Would be a perfect light lunch for today. Hmmm...

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

    xoxo
    Tina

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

    Sofia
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  17. uhhh nice snack!!!! :) xo, Alma
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  18. 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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  19. Couldn't agree more, the crostini is the perfect appetizer! Love this fall idea!

    xoxo

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

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


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

    Have a nice day.

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

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

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  25. 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!

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

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  28. 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!

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  29. 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.

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

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

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