This easy crostini recipe is sure to be a hit! The perfect easy appetizer recipe for your next get-together.
Sometimes I like to sneak bread and cheese into otherwise healthy snacks. Just because I can. Because I’m a grown up. And that means I get do do whatever I want, even if what I want is ice cream for breakfast and cupcakes for lunch and to “forget” to go for a run or do anything productive because life is just better when you sit on the couch in your sweatpants and watch all ten seasons of Friends right in a row.
Take pears, for example. I could have just eaten a pear. But instead, I was like, you know what this pear needs? Goat cheese. And bread. And some prosciutto. And some more goat cheese.
It may have been the greatest decision I ever made. The whole time I was assembling these bad boys I had a back-and-forth conversation with myself. In my head. Like a totally normal person. It was something like “this is going to be awesome” followed by “orrrrr these are going to taste weird and gross and it will be really sad.” Fortunately, these crostini were friggin delicious. And I ate an entire batch of them for lunch. And thennnn I made another mini-batch for an afternoon snack.
I really just can’t get enough of goat cheese lately. To be fair, I can’t get enough of a LOT of foods lately. But goat cheese especially. I think it’s because when we lived in Illinois, our tiny town never had a great or diverse selection of cheese or produce. So I got a little bored. But now that we’re in New York, every time I go to the (very well-stocked) grocery store I’m like a kid in a candy store. On a sugar high. With no parental supervision and a twenty in my pocket. (Remember when twenty dollars made you a MILLIONAIRE? I do. I wish twenty dollars STILL made me a millionaire. But, you know, RENT. Blerghhhh, adulthood).
A simple and delicious goat cheese crostini appetizer with fresh pears and prosciutto.
- 1 baguette or french bread loaf, sliced
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup goat cheese
- 1 large pear, thinly sliced
- 8 oz. thin prosciutto
- On a large baking sheet, lay sliced bread out in a single layer and brush the tops with olive oil.
- Bake at 375 for 5-10 minutes, until bread is toasted and golden brown
- Spread a spoonful of goat cheese over each crostini piece, then top with a piece of prosciutto and 2 or 3 slices of pear. Serve immediately.
I used a crusty french bread loaf for the crostini in the photos, and it was great for a main-dish-sized version of this dish. If you’re entertaining, though, a baguette will give you more crostini and bite-sized appetizers are always a great choice for guests.