Earthy Delights Recipe
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Brandied Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Crostini

Brandied Cheese, Walnut, and Pear Crostini
This is a truly elegant holiday dish, especially when paired with a bowl of fresh grapes. It's rich and hot and absolutely marvelous served with a dry white wine in front of a crackling fire.
Ingredients:

4 oz. crumbled Blue Cheese
2 Tbsps. unsalted butter
2 Tbsps. brandy
¼ cup chopped walnuts
16 French bread slices, about ¼ inch thick
1 medium ripe pear, cored and sliced thinly



Directions:


Bring the blue cheese and butter to room temperature. Mash them together with a fork until well-combined
Stir in the coarsely chopped walnuts and brandy.


Top each slice of French bread with a slice of pear, then top with 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture.
Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and broil about 5 inches from heat for about 2 minutes. Watch carefully, as they burn easily. When the cheese is bubbly and melted, remove from heat. Serve hot.


Makes 8-12 servings.