Pear and Brie Bruschetta

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Oct. 14, 2016

Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer, made of bread brushed with butter or olive oil. The bread may be topped simply with tomatoes and herbs or with more exotic ingredients like in the Pear and Brie Bruschetta. This awesome bruschetta is made by topping the baked baguette with honeyed pears and brie cheese. Brie cheese is a well-known French cheese. It is a soft, cows milk cheese with a unique colour and flavour. Known as the Queen of Cheeses, brie gives a special flavour to any dish it is added to, and you are sure to observe its magic in the Pear and Brie Bruschetta. Serve it immediately on preparation, before the cheese gets chewy.

Ingredients

Pear slices 16 , thinly sliced
Brie cheese slices 8
French bread slices 8
Butter 2 Tablespoon
Honey 2 Tablespoon
Chopped walnuts 2 Tablespoon
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon ((for brushing))

Directions

GETTING READY:

1. Pre heat the oven at 200C.

MAKING:

2. Place the French bread slices on a baking tray, brush them with olive oil and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C (400F) for 3 to 4 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the honey and pear slices, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

4. Place brie cheese on each of the toasted French bread and again bake in a pre-heated oven at 200C (400F) for 3 to 4 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and spread the brie cheese evenly with the help of a butter knife.

SERVING:

6. Top each French bread slice with 2 pear slices and sprinkle little walnuts evenly over it. Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 520Calories from Fat 246

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.1%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 697 mg29.04%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 8 g

Protein 17 g34%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet