Pear and Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola

5 from 2 votes

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I am absolutely obsessed with this pear and prosciutto crostini with gorgonzola! This appetizer has so many flavors going on and is a great balance with sweet, tangy and salty. Literally, so easy to make and so special. It includes crusty garlicky sourdough bread, lathered on a creamy gorgonzola spread and topped with pears wrapped with prosciutto.

This recipe is such a delicious and easy appetizer, everyone will LOVE it.

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Pear & Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola

What ingredients do you need to make this pear crostini?

  • sourdough baguette
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • pear slices
  • prosciutto
  • gorgonzola
  • greek yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Pear Crostini

Instructions to make this crostini with prosciutto and pears

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice your baguette on a bias (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick depending on your preference), and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with kosher salt, black pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until toasted. When they’re out of the oven, while hot, rub garlic on the toast.
  • In the meantime, make your gorgonzola spread. Blend (or mix by hand) your gorgonzola, yogurt, lemon zest, and juice. Adjust with water if needed to thin out a tad. Season with salt and pepper until the gorgonzola is mixed throughout and it creates a creamy spread. Set aside.
  • Wrap each slice of pear with 1 piece of prosciutto.
  • Assemble your crostini! On your garlic toast, spread your gorgonzola spread, top with your wrapped pears with prosciutto. Garnish and season with cracked black pepper, and lemon zest.
Pear & Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola

Tips, Tricks and Substitutions

  • You can most definitely swap with any cheese you like. I think blue cheese or even goat cheese would be great here!
  • Mix and match your garnishes: you can add basil, arugula, or keep it simple with just lemon zest and some flakey salt. Add on nuts like walnuts or pecans, or add a drizzle of honey. No wrong choices here!
  • Use your favorite baguette or bread. I LOVE anything sourdough, so naturally, I love using sourdough for my crostini’s. You can definitely use anything on hand.
Pear & Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola

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Pear & Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola
5 from 2 votes

Pear and Prosciutto Crostini with Gorgonzola

I am absolutely obsessed with this pear and prosciutto crostini with gorgonzola! It has a great balance of sweet, tangy and salty.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

For your Crostini

  • 1 large sourdough baguette
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large garlic cloves
  • ½ pound gorgonzola cheese
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • Zest of ½ lemon, plus more for garnish
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 2 large pears, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice your baguette on a bias (about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick depending on your preference), and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season with kosher salt, black pepper, and extra-virgin olive oil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until toasted. When they’re out of the oven, while hot, rub garlic on the toast.
  • In the meantime, make your gorgonzola spread. Blend (or mix by hand) your gorgonzola, yogurt, lemon zest, and juice. Adjust with water if needed to thin out a tad. Season with salt and pepper until the gorgonzola is mixed throughout and it creates a creamy spread. Set aside.
  • Wrap each slice of pear with 1 piece of prosciutto.
  • Assemble your crostini! On your garlic toast, spread your gorgonzola spread, top with your wrapped pears with prosciutto. Garnish and season with cracked black pepper, and lemon zest.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 29mg, Sodium: 438mg, Potassium: 109mg, Sugar: 0.5g, Vitamin A: 289IU, Calcium: 209mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. So amazing! I made this last night for a dinner party we had and everyone loved it. I will definitely make again. Thank you for posting!