Total Basset Case: Recipe : Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pear Crostinis

Mar 17, 2016

Recipe : Goat Cheese, Bacon and Pear Crostinis

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.  
Equal yum.

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
1.  Preheat oven to 375 and slice baguette
2.  Place slices on cookie sheet and brush with olive oil
3.  Warm/cook slices for 8 minutes (give or take - you want them slightly crispy)
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
6.  Sprinkle each slice with crumbled bacon and drizzle with honey
Ta da!
This was so easy to whip up and the sweet and salty combo was SO good.  
I love how 'fancy' these look as well but really are so easy to make and transport.  


BLovedBoston said...

I love crostinis and haven't made this type yet!! Thanks for sharing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Casey said...

This looks delicious! You had Pierre at "baguette..."

Erin LFF said...

Well I am officially wishing those were in my lunch box today instead of leftovers ;) Haha- thanks for sharing, yum!

Kait said...

These look SO good! My mom does dessert crostini that are smeared with ricotta, strawberries and balsamic. They are tasty!

lauren alford design said...

these look delicious. you can't go wrong with goat cheese and pear!
xx, lauren at

Kylie @ Counselor with a Cape said...

WOW! those look delish! Definitely going to be trying those out sometime hopefully soon!!

Jen said...

These look delish! I kind of want to make them and just eat them all for dinner :)