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Makes 36 to 40 appetizer servings.

Crostini with Ham, Gorgonzola, Crostini


1 package (8 oz.) finely chopped ready-to-eat ham
(about 2 cups)
• 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
• 1 can (15.25 oz.) Bartlett pears in heavy syrup,
drained and finely chopped
• 1/3 cup (3 oz.) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
• 1/4 cup sliced green onion
• 1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
• 1 loaf French bread or 3 to 4 French sandwich rolls
• 1/3 cup olive oil
• Green onion slices for garnish

Cooking Directions

Combine ham, cream cheese, pears, cheese, onion and pepper; refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow flavors to blend.

Slice French bread into 1/4-inch slices.
Place in single layer on a baking sheet.

Brush both sides of each slice with some of the olive oil.
Bake at 375º for 6 minutes per side or until toasted and golden brown.

Remove from oven to cool on wire rack.When ready to serve, spoon about 1 tablespoon ham mixture on each toasted bread slice.

Garnish with green onion slices.

Serving Suggestions

Crostini means "little toasts" in Italian.
A wonderful little bit of savory and sweet flavors make a good addition to a winter party buffet.


Recipe and photo courtesy of National Pork Board.  For more information about The Other White Meat, visit

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