Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Gorgonzola Pear Crostini

If you like gorgonzola, that blue, creamy, sharp Italian cheese that some think smells like stinky feet - then this is for you. If you don't - don't bother, you'll hate it. I got this recipe from Ilva's blog Aglio e Olio. It's a lovely blog, sadly for many of you, she writes in Swedish. But luckily, she's started another blog, this one in English! This recipe is there, but I'll re-write it for you - I don't ever want to lose track of it, it's that good. Very fast, easy, and satisfying.

Gorgonzola Pear Crostini
4 large slices

4 slices of rustic bread, toasted
2-3 pears (depending on size), peeled and sliced into wedges
1 tbsp (or less) of sugar
100 g gorgonzola

Preheat your oven grill, or if you have a toaster oven I'm sure that'll do the trick. Melt the butter and the sugar, and fry the pear wedges for a short time. They should soften and become a little bronzed from the caramelized sugar - but not too much. You don't want them to turn mushy. Spread the gorgonzola (this amount is just.. a guideline. Use more, use less. Use more, in fact.) on the toasted bread. Divide the pears on top of the gorgonzola. Put on a baking sheet, and slide into the oven for a couple of minutes. The cheese should melt - watch closely, it'll just take a few minutes! Remove, serve, swoon.

1 comment:

Nefritite said...

Hi Anne,
thanks for giving me a good idea on how to use that blue cheese that's sitting in the fridge :)
Your 'Gorgonzola Pear Crostini' looks very appetizing!