You know the deal, you're at your friends house for a sporting event (this case, the Superbowl) and someone else brings an appetizer you can NOT stop eating. This happened to us recently and it was beginning to get embarrassing how many delicious treats I was shoving in my mouth.
I grilled the bringer of the deliciousness and before she told me about the recipe we were eating, she told me about the original recipe. As soon as she said it I knew I had to make it asap.
So what we were eating were crostinis smeared with goat cheese, slices of strawberries and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Heaven.
She then told me about the original recipe which was similar but used pears instead.
Thankfully a few weeks later we were invited to a friends so I knew just what I wanted to whip up.
I took the goat cheese and pears and ran with it. And added bacon, as you will.
(I also loosely followed this recipe.)
Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pear Crostinis
1 baguette, cut into slices
1 roll goat cheese
3 tablespoons of olive oil
6 pieces of bacon, crumbled (easiest cooked in the oven)
2 pears, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons honey
2. Place slices on cookie sheet and brush with olive oil
4. Once slices are crispy, let cool and spread a layer of goat cheese on each slice
5. Top goat cheese with thinly sliced pear pieces
I love how 'fancy' these look as well but really are so easy to make and transport.