Cheese Party: Brie Crostini w/ Caramelized Onions, Pear and Pine Nuts

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Today, I’m sharing a a great appetizer that would be perfect for a cheese and wine party or just an intimate date night. The star of the party will definitely be this Brie Crostini with Caramelized Onions, Pears and Pine Nuts. It’s an elegant crostini made with the perfect, creamy Président Brie and topped with caramelized onions and pears and pine nuts. The flavor palate of this appetizer is delightful. Caramelized onions go wonderfully with a slightly sweet pear and creamy cheese. Pine nuts just bring it all together in the end. Like I mentioned in my Cheese and Wine post, I prefer to cut off the rind and leave the soft, perfect Brie to work with. It is exactly what I did here.

When I cook with Brie, Président is my go-to brand. I love the creaminess and the perfect flavor it is. They really know the Art of Cheese!

President's Cheese Brie

Next time you plan a cheese party, make sure to check out these Cheese Party Basics from Président cheese. Don’t forget to visit their Recipes section. I’ve browsed this section for close to an hour. They have so many delicious, inspiring appetizers, it’s overwhelming! I immediately decided to make a crostini once I looked over their Brie recipes.

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Cheese Party: Brie Crostini w/ Caramelized Onions, Pear and Pine Nuts
 
Ingredients
  • 10 slices of baguette, about ¼ inch
  • 4 oz President Brie, rind cut off
  • ½ cup thinly sliced onion
  • ⅓ cup diced pear
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Brush the baguette slices with a little bit of olive oil and bake them for about 8 minutes. Take them out and set aside.
  3. Lower the temperature to 375.
  4. In a small pan, saute sliced onion on medium-high heat, until it starts to golden. Add the diced pears and saute for a couple more minutes. Mix in pine nuts and set aside.
  5. Lay the crostini on a baking sheet, toasted side up and sprinkle with some salt.
  6. Thinly slice the cheese and divide among the crostini, on the toasted side.
  7. Divide the onion/pear mixture among the crostini.
  8. Bake for 7-9 minutes.
Notes
Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.

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Comments

  1. Wowza, this appetizer looks amazing, Lyuba! Pinned. :)

  2. Fantastic!! I love cheese, I love pine nuts, I love bread, I love pears — well you get the gist. Put them all together and it is a fantastic appetizers. I will definitely add this to my recipe list. You are an inspiration as usual and your photos are out of sight!! You are multi talented!!

  3. When I studied in France, there may have a stint of time I practically lived on Brie! Thanks for sharing this!

  4. This is absolutely drool-worthy! I love brie cheese. Thanks for posting. . I am one of the hostesses of Tasty Tuesdays and would love you to stop by and link up this recipe if you have not yet already. Here is the link http://bit.ly/1jyG938

    Thanks again for posting such deliciousness!
    Lori

  5. Mmmm I love all sorts of crostini! One of my favorite apps. Love the flavors going on here… making crave a wine and tapas party!

  6. Ohhh how I love brie. And pignoli. And bread. I need this now. Pinning!

  7. This has got my name written all over it! I love this combo, and this type of recipe, perfect for anything~LOVE!

  8. This looks amazing Lyuba!! Brie is always a favorite of mine!

  9. These look amazing, Lyuba! I have some Brie in my refrigerator right now…just waiting to be used. Pinned!

  10. Mmmm, I can just imagine how divine this tastes!! I love the pear that you added in there! :)

  11. You ROCK for linking up this week to Tip Me Tuesday {high fives} Just a heads up, Tip Junkie can help you index your blog more effectively if you upload at least 2 images, 2 steps, and blog post URL into your Tip Junkie craft room! Simply login and click “add a project” on your profile page to get started. {yep I’ve got your back!} ~ Laurie {a.k.a. the Tip Junkie}

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