Honey-Brushed Pear Boursin Crostinis

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Prep Time: 
35 minutes
Number of Servings: 
10
Recipe Source: 

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 1/3 c olive oil
  • ½ tsp each of Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 French baguette*, cut into 3/4-inch slices, sliced on the diagonal (discard ends)
  • 1 package Boursin cheese, softened to room temperature, any flavor
  • 1/4 c low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 firm fresh pear, halved, cored, and cut into slivers
  • 18 whole walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 c radicchio, shredded
  • Sprouts for garnish, if desired
Directions: 
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together honey, oil, and the ½ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. Lightly brush each side of crostini with honey-oil mixture and place on a baking sheet. Reserve remaining honey-oil mixture for later.
  3. Bake crostini in oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove crostini from oven and let cool.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together Boursin cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan, the 1 teaspoon of black pepper, and the tarragon until smooth.
  5. Divide cheese spread evenly between each crostini. Top cheese with 2 or 3 pear slices and bake crostini for another 6 to 8 minutes or until cheese is warmed through. 
  6. Remove crostini from oven and top with toasted walnuts and shredded radicchio. Drizzle honey-oil mixture over crostini.
  7. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Garnish with sprouts if desired.
Notes: 

*For a gluten-free version of this appetizer, use gluten-free baguette bread.

You can substitute apples for the pears. Try adding blue cheese to the Boursin for a different flavor.

Nutrition Info: 

Per serving: 236 Calories, 3 g Protein, 17 g Carbohydrates, 1 g Fiber, 19 g Total fat