We love a no-cook recipe that’s fresh and fulfilling.
When the weather’s hot, the last thing you want to do is stand over an oven or stove. Crostinis are a super versatile snack or entree that require little to no cooking, and have the versatility to be customized with all the flavors you like. We love the combination of sweet pear and salty prosciutto with a creamy base of whipped goat cheese. The element that really takes this over the top is the balsamic drizzle, which ties the whole thing together and makes for the perfect bite. Serve these up with a crisp bottle of white wine for a delicious (and easy!) summer supper.
Prosciutto and Pear Crostini with Balsamic Drizzle
1 baguette, sliced and lightly toasted
4 oz goat cheese
3 tbsp creme fraiche
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 oz prosciutto
1 pear, sliced
1 cup balsamic vinegar
Microgreens, garnish (optional)
In a small saucepan, heat the balsamic vinegar over low heat. Allow to cook for 10 minutes, stirring often, until reduced. Set aside and allow to cool.
In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese, creme fraiche, honey, black pepper and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine until fluffy.
To assemble the crostini, spread a generous spoonful of goat cheese mixture onto a slice of toasted bread. Layer on the prosciutto, pear, and microgreens (if using). Drizzle with balsamic vinegar reduction and top with finishing salt. Enjoy.