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Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Makes 32 bruschetta (8 appetizer servings)



    • 32 crusty French baguette slices
    • 2  medium ripe Bartlett pears, cored and chopped
    • 1/4 cup  minced red onion
    • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
    • 2/3 cup  crumbled blue cheese
    • 1/3 cup  butter (no substitutions)
    • 32 small strips prosciutto


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until lightly browned.

In a small bowl, stir together pears, onion, olive oil, vinegar and thyme.
Let stand for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, to marinate.

In a small bowl, stir together blue cheese and butter until smooth.

To prepare bruschetta, spread about 1/2 tablespoon of the blue cheese mixture on each toasted baguette slice.

Top with prosciutto and a small spoonful of the pear mixture.

Serve immediately.

    Nutrients Per Serving (4 bruschetta):
    Calories 180; Protein 5 g; Fat 14 g; Carbohydrate 11 g; Cholesterol 35 mg; Fiber 1 g; Sodium 400 mg.


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