Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

This pear and goat cheese crostini combines sweet and savory in a perfect, easy appetizer recipe. This crostini has goat cheese and is topped with pear and drizzled with honey. This flavor combination is perfect for any time of year! 

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With the transition into fall, we start to crave richer flavors and heartier textures that remind us of harvest.

I am a huge fan of goat cheese and goat cheese spreads on crostini, so I was so excited when I finally settled on some perfect flavor combinations for fall!

This goat cheese crostini appetizer is basically the best of both worlds - you get touches of that full autumn flavor and texture without the dish getting too heavy.

Sliced baguette with goat cheese on top, topped with a sliced pear and sprinkled with rosemary.

Variation of Goat Cheese Crostini

This goat cheese appetizer works well with apple slices, provided the apples are fresh and crisp!

That would provide a nice texture contrast to the softer goat cheese on the bread. (A dish like this is rather flexible; I love using ripe Bosc pears in recipes but feel free to experiment with your own favorite fruits!)

We enjoyed these with the baguette still warm from the oven, although if you are prepping for a party, you can also toast the bread early and let it cool (it may be easier to slice that way, too!).

Serve this yummy appetizer on a bread board or serving platter. I love this customized bread board/ cutting board from Swoozies!

How to Make Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

Preheat oven to 375?.

In a small bowl, mix together sour cream and goat cheese.

Bake baguette for 7 minutes in oven. 

Then slice baguette into 1" slices. 

Cut pear into ¼" slivers.

Spread goat cheese onto baguette, then top with sliced pear. 

Drizzle with honey, then sprinkle rosemary on top. 

Sliced baguette with goat cheese on top, topped with a sliced pear and sprinkled with rosemary.

This dish is light enough to still feel like an appetizer, but the bread can help fill you up if you need something to hold you over before dinner!

This is the latest recipe with a goat cheese spread that I've experimented with, but there are many more goat cheese recipes out there! Goat cheese is one of my favorite things to pair fresh fruit with, especially during the fall!

What fruit goes with goats cheese?

Goat cheese pairs well with apples, pears, and berries like raspberries, blackberries or strawberries. 

How do you soften goat cheese?

When you start preparing your ingredients, take goat cheese out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature. 

You can also mix milk or sour cream with goat cheese to help it soften. 

If needed, you can microwave the goat cheese for a few seconds to help it soften as well. 

Try these other recipes using goat cheese:

What is the difference between a crostini and bruschetta?

Bruschetta is made from larger loaves of bread like sourdough, whereas crostini is made from sliced baguettes. 

What kind of pears should you use for goat cheese crostini?

Bosc pears are crisp and have a delicate sweetness, which is why they go perfectly with this goat cheese crostini!

For more appetizer recipes, check out: 

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Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

This pear and goat cheese crostini combines sweet and savory in a perfect, easy appetizer recipe. This crostini has goat cheese and is topped with pear and drizzled with honey. This flavor combination is perfect for any time of year!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette
  • cup sour cream
  • 4 oz. goat cheese room temperature
  • 1 bosc pear ripe
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 stalk of rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In small bowl, mix together sour cream and goat cheese with a fork until well blended.
  • Bake baguette on
    pan or oven rack for 7 minutes.
  • Carefully slice pear into ¼ inch slices.
  • Once baguette is golden-crisp, remove it from oven and gently cut into ~1 inch slices. Arrange slices flat on serving platter.
  • Take one heaping spoonful of goat cheese mixture and spread it on a slice of baguette.
  • Top with a pear slice.
  • Do this for each slice of baguette, then generously drizzle honey over all of the slices.
  • Sprinkle rosemary on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g

Thank you Hannah from Just Bee sharing this recipe today!

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  2. I love goat cheese! I've never tried it with pears but I bet this is amazing. Perfect for a fancy appetizer!