Baguette Slices with Brie and Pear

Baguette Slices with Brie and Pear
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Baguette with Brie and Pear

Stephen Danelian

Baguette with Brie and Pear

This appetizer is trés Français. It is best when the brie is ripe and left at room temperature for at least 2 hours. Put a dribble of honey on it with a crack of pepper.

Ingredients

  • 16 thin slices French baguette
  • 1 pound brie
  • 1 perfectly ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

Lay the bread slices on a tray or baking sheet. Spread each slice with a spoonful of brie, a slice of pear, and a dollop of honey. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top, and serve at room temperature.

Baguette Shopping Tip

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Baguette Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.