Tre Stelle® Pear Bruschetta
The combination of Mascarpone and Blue Cheese heightens the creaminess factor of this appetizer that pairs well with an ice wine.Prep Time:
20 minutes Ready In:
30 minutes or less Serves:
Makes 8 appetizers
2 Bartlett pears, cored and cut into 8 wedges, peeled if desired 1/2 cup | 125 mL Balsamic Cream 1 tbsp | 15 mL butter 3/4 cup | 175 Ml Castello® Danish Blue Cheese, crumbled 1/3 cup | 75 mL Tre Stelle® Mascarpone 2 tbsp | 25 mL fresh parsley, chopped 8 1/2” baguette slices, toasted 1 tbsp | 15 mL walnut pieces, toasted Freshly ground black pepper Il Torrione Balsamic Cream for garnish
In a small bowl stir together Blue cheese, Mascarpone, fresh ground pepper and parsley (can be made ahead of time and refrigerated). Melt butter in a medium skillet, add balsamic cream and heat until bubbly, not boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low, add pears and cook slowly, turning frequently until pears are slightly softened - approximately 10 minutes. To serve, place a teaspoon of cheese mixture on top of each baguette slice, top with a pear wedge and toasted walnuts. Drizzle with balsamic cream.